13th Twitter-versary

I woke up this morning to a notification injected into my timeline in the Twitter app. Apparently it’s my “Twitter anniversary” which I can “celebrate” by tweeting out a pre-made picture of the number 13. That’s too easy. Instead I recently downloaded my Twitter data. Let me be self-indulgent and take a look and see what happened over those 13 years. For those who haven’t tried downloading their Twitter data, what you get is a browseable archive with a summary front page. [Read More]

Downloading Twitter Data or Not

Bit of a rant, sorry. I’m trying to download my data from Twitter. I login via the web page, find the place to do this, note its says I’ll get an “archive of your data we think is most important to you”. Uh-huh, you think. Then click the button. It takes a day to build that archive, and you’re not allowed to ask for it again for 30 days. Next day I get a notification so I can download it. [Read More]