Archive for March, 2011

Sometimes I jump the gun.. and sometimes I misinterpret rules… But better to push forward as fast as possible – and ask for forgiveness after the fact then to not push at all. Sorry.

March 30, 2011

Looks like my great idea of re-enabling the “Save as Excel” feature was a bad idea – as I just got additional clarification from Twitter that the only way I can export data is 1) if it is the actual user’s and if not 2) only the IDs.

Therefore, the “Save as Excel” will be removed tomorrow morning around 5:00 am ET. ¬†Sorry I got everyone excited…

I have toyed with the idea of just exporting IDs and giving you guys scripts to do the lookups – but the rate limits will kill anyone trying to do that to grab all the actual tweet text.

Don’t really know what else to do at this point…!


“Save as Excel” feature has been brought back online

March 22, 2011

After reviewing the new Twitter ToS ( published on March 17, 2011, I have decided to bring the “Save as Excel” link back online when viewing an archive.

This will allow you to get the currently viewed content into an Excel file for review.

While it doesn’t replace the “Export and Download” feature completely (which could extract very large datasets), it will give you the ability to download smaller data sets, which is very useful for conference / chat transcripts, etc.

And remember you can change the view from different time periods to get different data sets.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder: On March 20, we will be removing Export / Download and API features

March 15, 2011

This is just a reminder to all of our users that we will be removing all Export / Download and API features on March 20th.

This will also include the “view in Excel” feature which is basically a download of the tweets.

If you have any questions, please contact us at