Back in June 2009 when I started TwapperKeeper as a fun weekend hack, I had no idea 16 mos later I would still be running the site.
Heck, I was just having some fun with the Twitter API while my family was out of town.
However, the last 16 months has been crazy. User demand for raw Twitter data sets has continued to increase. Major world events were captured, exported, and analyzed. Small businesses, major brands, market researchers, conference leaders, and academia continued to ask for more data. And the data sets continued to grow…
And as of this morning I am proud to announce that TwapperKeeper has passed the 1 BILLION TWEET milestone!
All I can say is WOW!
I want to thank our users for your continued support, praise, suggestions, and thanks – as your feedback helps drive us to be better.
I also want to sincerely thank JISC and UKOLN for stepping in and partnering with TwapperKeeper to help drive growth, enhancement, and sustainability of the platform. Their support came at a critical time and has been instrumental in our ability to support the heavy growth in users and archives over the last 6 months!
So now the question is… when do we hit 10 BILLION? 🙂