Removal of Export and Download / API Capabilities

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We regret to inform our users that on March 20, 2011 we will be removing the “Export and Download” and “API” features of the TwapperKeeper.com website.

While we realize that these features are very important to many of our users, this change comes at the request of Twitter to bring our service into alignment with the API Terms of Service (http://dev.twitter.com/pages/api_terms) regarding redistribution and syndication of content.

If you require access to structured raw tweets for analysis, we highly recommend leveraging the open source version of TwapperKeeper (yourTwapperKeeper) created during our partnership with JISC.

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@twapperkeeper.com.

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38 Responses to “Removal of Export and Download / API Capabilities”

  1. Tweets that mention Removal of Export and Download / API Capabilities « Twapper Keeper's Blog -- Topsy.com Says:

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Liam Green-Hughes, Edith S, Karen Blakeman, Rebecca Galley, John OBrien III and others. John OBrien III said: SAD DAY! // RT @twapperkeeper Planned Removal of Export and Download / API capability March 20, 2011 http://t.co/kIjTLBt [...]

  2. Wolfgang Reinhardt Says:

    What the …? If Twitter would provide access to all their tweets, we wouldn’t need such things as TwapperKeeper. And wouldn’t running your own TwapperKeeper instance also be against the Twitter ToS?

    • John O'Brien Says:

      Running yourTwapperKeeper for your own personal consumption would probably be ok because you would not be syndicating to others. Though you would be accepting the ToS in context of the account you use to connect to Twitter. I guess proceed at your own risk…

  3. imbenzene Says:

    No you couldn’t this, my whole academic project leverages on the data i get from your site for mining, I feel totally doomed.

  4. TwapperKeeper is shutting down their API « is it just me Says:

    [...] TwapperKeeper announced that they will shut down their API as well as the export and download capabilities on March 20, [...]

  5. Orian Marx Says:

    Can you provide any more detail on how TwapperKeeper’s services violate Twitter’s ToS? I’ve been working on possibly similar functionality and would like to understand this better.

    • John O'Brien Says:

      Basically the syndication of content is what they pointed to… contact me via email if you want to discuss in more detail. (support@twapperkeeper.com)

  6. Tuesday « Protoblogger Says:

    [...] Twapper Keeper: Removal of Export and Download, result of Twitter’s terms of service.  twapperkeeper.wordpress.com [...]

  7. Twitter Puts the Smack Down on Another Popular App: Whither Twitter as a Platform? | JetLib News Says:

    [...] that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features of the service to remain in compliance with [...]

  8. Whither Twitter as a Platform? | Finding Out About Says:

    [...] that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features of the service to remain in compliance with [...]

  9. Twitter Puts the Smack Down on Another Popular App: Whither Twitter as a Platform? Says:

    [...] that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features of the service to remain in compliance with [...]

  10. ArticleSave :: Uncategorized :: Twitter Puts the Smack Down on Another Popular App: Whither Twitter as a Platform? Says:

    [...] that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features of the service to remain in compliance with [...]

  11. karussell Says:

    That is a bad news for me too :(

    I’m developing the open source jetwick.com and hoped that I can make a public API for that so that others would join and provide their server CPU etc

  12. Why is Twitter Cracking Down on Third-Party Apps? - AllTwitter Says:

    [...] forced popular app TwapperKeeper to remove some of its features in order to align with its TOS. The TwapperKeeper blog, they were asked by Twitter to remove their “Export and Download” and “API” [...]

  13. Twitter obliga a cumplir sus normas por las malas | ReadWriteWeb España Says:

    [...] estrictamente con los Términos del Servicio. Según ha explicado el fundador de la compañía, John O’Brien, los problemas están en la redistribución y la distribución de contenido (artículo 1.4.A), por [...]

  14. As Twitter Shuts Down More Offerings, Where Does It Go Now? - Techland - TIME.com Says:

    [...] the core 140 character social phenomenon. The latest to be affected is TwapperKeeper, which has been forced to shut down its API and archiving features after Twitter complained that the company wasn't following its Terms of Service [...]

  15. Twitter limita las externalidades de data mining | La Pastilla Roja Says:

    [...] O’Brien III anunció anteayer en el blog de Twapper Keeper que su empresa dejará de proporcionar el servicio de descarga y exportación de tweets el próximo 20 de marzo debido a que Twitter Inc. les ha forzado a ello en cumplimiento de los [...]

  16. Kirsty Pitkin Says:

    This will presumably mean that Summarizr will no longer work as well, is that right?

  17. Chris Rusbridge Says:

    rather removes the point of Twapperkeeper, doesn’t it (;-)!

  18. I dati di Twitter sono “pay per access” | SOCIAL BUZZ LIFE Says:

    [...] avanti Web Ecology così come chiunque intenda avere accesso ai database potrà farlo a pagamento.. E’ cambiata la politica di Twitter…..sicuramente cambierà anche il modo di divulgare i report. Oggi li possiamo vedere [...]

  19. The End of TwapperKeeper? (And What to Do about It) - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education Says:

    [...] ending as we know it. The service will continue to exist, but Twitter is forcing TwapperKeeper to discontinue its killer features—exporting and downloading archives—because they violate Twitter’s API Terms of [...]

  20. Squatters ‘n’ Tweets | Litot·es Says:

    [...] came to realize, though, was that I had asked for an API key right about the time that Twitter was forcing John to shut down the API and other parts of his service. At first this seemed rather arbitrary on Twitter’s part, but now we can see that they were [...]

  21. A Few Day’s Left to Download a Structured Archive of Tweets « UK Web Focus Says:

    [...] John O’Brien, developer of the Twapper Keeper twitter archiving service announced the “Removal of Export and Download / API Capabilities“. In a subsequent video interview John explained the reasons for the removal of this service, [...]

  22. Thoughts on Facebook, Linked Data and Other Developments – Daringsearch Says:

    [...] and ethical issues associated with use of tweets published by others and the ways in which Twitter can enforce their conditions of use of their service. But just as Twitter subsequently toned down the conditions governing reuse of [...]

  23. Thoughts on Facebook, Linked Data and Other Developments « UK Web Focus Says:

    [...] and ethical issues associated with use of tweets published by others and the ways in which Twitter can enforce their conditions of use of their service. But just as Twitter subsequently toned down the conditions governing reuse of [...]

  24. J. Pisano Says:

    John,

    We are looking to utilize the open-source version for our Music Education Academic Tweets that you all kindly put out, but we are having problem getting it to work, it looks as though a number of others have had it, but there has not been much progress/response over the last 4 months… It looks as though you had ago of it a couple months ago… We are getting the exact same issue and not error output, despite implementing the help there. Any assistance in resolving this would be greatly appreciated.

    http://community.twapperkeeper.com/twapperkeeper/topics/archiving_processes_have_died_pids#reply_4831018

  25. Swan Says:

    John, I am sorry to hear that. I know you guys probably worked on this for a long time and it was very useful. Did Twitter give you any indication of whether they were planning to build their own replacement?

  26. #bibtag11 – Daten und Visualisierungen zur Twitterkommunikation II « LIBREAS.Library Ideas Says:

    [...] Twitter ist ein Medium, das sich für die Untersuchung von Teilnehmern wissenschaftlicher Konferenzen eignet. Um an die entsprechenden Tweets, die eine Konferenz begleiten, zu gelangen, bietet sich die Suche nach dem entsprechenden Hash-Tag an. Stand mit Twapperkeeper.com lange Zeit ein webbasierter Dienst für die Datensammlung von Tweets bereit, so musste Twapperkeeper.com zum 20. März 2011 seine Download-Funktion der tabellarisch aufbereiteten D…. [...]

  27. simon lindgren - Beginning analysis of media discourse on the Arab Spring Says:

    [...] has taken bit of a different direction than what was stated in the original abstract due to the limitations imposed by TwapperKeeper last spring. Instead of analysing activist tweets, which actually (I realised) would have been hard [...]

  28. #oebt11 – Echtzeit – Visualisierung und Download von Tweets « LIBREAS.Library Ideas Says:

    [...] beschreibt librarymistress ein klassisches Problem des Social-Media Monitorings anhand von Twitter.  Zwar bestehen Online-Archive für Tweets, allerdings führt die rigide  Twitter-Politik dazu, dass Services wie TwapperKeeper keinen benutzerfreundlichen Download der Daten für die eigene Tabellenkalkulation anbieten dürfen (siehe TwapperKeeper Blog). [...]

  29. TwapperKeeper is shutting down their API | Wolfgang Reinhardt Says:

    [...] TwapperKeeper announced that they will shut down their API as well as the export and download capabilities on March 20, [...]

  30. Quand Twitter shoote son écosystème | TwitteRadar Says:

    [...] et d’exporter leurs tweets. Cette fonctionnalité clé de l’application a donc dû être abandonnée, ce qui signe probablement la fin de [...]

  31. from memo to tweet « savasavasava Says:

    [...] and save Twitter activity over a particular period of time based on different parameters, but Twitter revoked their access because it was in violation of their API. to get around this, people often archive the weekly [...]

  32. Visualising the #ili2011 Twitter archive JISC CETIS MASHe Says:

    [...] data coming from? Well it isn’t TwapperKeeper, which also stopped offering an API or data export some time ago. No instead nowadays I suck interesting hashtags into a Google Spreadsheet which sits quietly in [...]

  33. Using the Viralheat Sentiment API and a Google Spreadsheet of conference tweets to find out how that keynote went down JISC CETIS MASHe Says:

    [...] subtitles to the videos I pulled the data from the twitter archive service Twapper Keeper but since March this year the export function has been removed (BTW Twapper Keeper was also recently sold to Hootsuite so I’m sure more changes are on the [...]

  34. TwapperKeeper looses API access, iTitle turns to the cloud with Twitter Search from Google Spreadsheets JISC CETIS MASHe Says:

    [...] suspended for terms of service violations, now the popular tweet archiving service TwapperKeeper announced that they will be removing export and API access in response to a request from Twitter.Fortunately TwapperKeeper has been given until the 20th March [...]

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