First, I want to apologize to everyone out there for not keeping this blog current especially as announcements were publicized in September 2011 regarding the Hootsuite acquisition of TwapperKeeper.com.
Things have been a little crazy following the announcement – though I realize that isn’t a good excuse. Sorry!
As many of you are aware, on January 6, 2012 (tomorrow) the TwapperKeeper.com site will finally shutdown and the primary archiving features will be available via the Hootsuite Pro platform.
I want to thank everyone who has been involved with TwapperKeeper over the years, as it evolved from a weekend science project in 2009, to a grant funded effort in 2010, to a freemium service in early 2011, and finally to acquisition late 2011.
It has been a roller coaster ride of highs (grant engagement with JISC and the release of the open source yourTwapperKeeper) and lows (the Twitter ToS violations regarding exports proved to be tons of fun, and scaling challenges were a constant battle) – but more importantly a learning experience that I plan to carry forward in new projects.
I also want to personally thank Brian Kelly and the whole JISC / UK HE community for all your support over the years. It has been a fun and challenging – and my hope, value to the HE / archiving community.
Now onto to new and other exciting projects in 2012!