1. Exquisite Tweets from @jontangerine, @snookca, @thejeffbyrnes, @FontSquirrel, @timbrown, @cole007, @chrisrowe, @danrubin, @stealingsand

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    Frustrated by tweet transience; they’re lost forever and undiscoverable so quickly it’s almost a crime. A design flaw, and a shame.

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  2. Missing tweet: 15421017933488129

  3. @jontangerine A design flaw? That's like saying in-person communications are a design flaw. Lost forever and undiscoverable.

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    snookca

    Snook

  4. @jontangerine search doesn't turn up what you're looking for? And some would argue that's BY design, and not a flaw. Favoriting helps :)

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    thejeffbyrnes

    Jeff Byrnes 🚰

  5. @jontangerine Google is better at finding lost tweets than Twitter. Doesn't make sense to me either.

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    FontSquirrel

    Font Squirrel

  6. @snookca I completly disagree. When we speak we don't expect persistence.

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    FWIW, I realise their are ways to manually have tweets persist, but who can anticipate what may be valuable or important?

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  7. @jontangerine But that's the Web, right? It all goes away eventually. Btw, have you seen Momento? momentoapp.com

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    timbrown

    Tim Brown

  8. I archive tweets. Most are noise. I know this. :) However, I still want to keep them. I was trying to find a tweet by @mager from late 2009.

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  9. Protected tweet: 15423612735459328
    You might be able to see it if you sign in with Twitter.

  10. @jontangerine always wondered why older tweets were accessible individually but not via twitter profiles/search eg bit.ly/iiYiRA

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    cole007

    Dr Cole Henley

  11. @jontangerine Ha. I guess what makes it frustrating is that if you know the URL, you can get the tweet. It's just ... finding the URL!

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    timbrown

    Tim Brown

  12. Missing tweet: 15425573316726786

  13. @cole007 If you have the time and inclination pongsocket.com/tweetnest does a great job of archiving tweets. /cc @jontangerine

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    chrisrowe

    Chris Rowe

  14. @jontangerine Why not adjust your expectations? On a philosophical level, should all online communications be permanent and archived?

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    snookca

    Snook

  15. @snookca data we create with web apps should be retrievable. The principle is #mydatanotyours. Too much to expect?

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  16. @jontangerine @snookca: Our expectations regarding data are tied to our relationship with the web — right, privilege, or something else?

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    danrubin

    Dan Rubin

    @jontangerine @snookca: In other words, where does the expectation come from? I believe we should own our data, but we need to define 'ours'

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    danrubin

    Dan Rubin

  17. )@danrubin @jontangerine @snookca idk man, I'm paying a lot of money to create this data (iPhone, data plan, internet access, computer)

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    stealingsand

    userdata; NULL

  18. @jontangerine It's your data but not your service. If you want to keep your data, you're responsible for how. /cc @danrubin #mydatanotyours

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    snookca

    Snook

  19. @snookca: If that's the case, companies like Twitter need to allow us access to our data so we can archive it ourselves. /cc @jontangerine

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    danrubin

    Dan Rubin

  20. Missing tweet: 15446858209955840

  21. To cap off the original thought: Tweets are available via the permanent URL. They should also be retrievable via a specific enough search.

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