Twapper Keeper was created by John O’Brien (http://twitter.com/jobrieniii) as a “for fun science project” back in the summer of 2009 and the site has grown rapidly as the demand for archiving hashtag’ed tweets increased.
Version 2.0 of the platform was released on March 16, 2010 which increased the scope of the archiving tool to hashtags, keywords, and person timelines and provided increased viewing, export, and API capabilities.
The name of site is obviously a nod to the ’80s fave Twapper Keeper folder that made you cool back in the day. Young people do not typically get the inside joke because they are simply too young. Many people also hate the name, hate to say it out loud, and often make fun of it.
However, while the name is funny and often made fun of, the mission of Twapper Keeper is very serious. We strive to provide the best and easiest to use web application for archiving tweets – period. 100% of all tweets for a given search term is our goal at all times. Improving analytics on data sets is in our long term roadmap.