Creating Your Own Twitter Backup

A couple of weeks ago I scraped all of my Tweets, Followers and the people I was following from my Twitter account to create a back up copy in the event something went awry with the Twitter cloud.

As most every Twitter account holder now knows, Twitter.com was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service attack over the last several days which indeed made the Twitter cloud inaccessible for web users of their service – like me.

Having a back of my Twitter account didn’t help me any while their service was down, but knowing I had all of my account data backed up in another location like here within WordPress did give me extra piece of mind.

The following is the seventh installment of my Twitter account backup.

Facebook, Twitter and peers for sale – privately http://bitly.com/FacebookTw…10:14 PM Jun 27th from bit.ly

“It’s one of those adventures you wouldn’t miss for a million dollars and you wouldn’t do again for less than a million.” Edith Ronne quote10:09 PM Jun 27th

Not All Newspaper Audiences Are Created Equal http://bitly.com/Top30Newsp…9:14 PM Jun 27th from bit.ly

@techxav Did Twitter just remove the Trending Topics? Appears so… they haven’t been trending too much the last week anyway…7:26 PM Jun 25th

RT @KentHuffman Top 48 CMOs on Twitter (updated today): http://tinyurl.com/kent1207:11 PM Jun 25th

@lorenbaker like the new stylish head gear…2:28 PM Jun 25th

RT @timoreilly Web Squared webcast with me and @johnbattelle starts in about 40 minutes http://bit.ly/16YuUv9:29 AM Jun 25th

RT @chrisbrogan Cisco’s John Chambers (client) takes your questions about future of mobility, what do you want to ask?. http://bit.ly/QCXsa9:08 AM Jun 25th

@cwalker123 Saw the Today Show segment – thought I could go to Google Voice and get number:( Requested invite couple months ago & yesterday.9:01 AM Jun 25th

Power Lunch with Warren Buffett http://bitly.com/WarrenBuff…4:05 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

Google Advertising Agency Toolkit: http://bitly.com/GoogleAgen…3:02 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @CreativeSandbox What does one trillion dollars look like using Google Sketchup and how do you stack up? http://bit.ly/isQ792:59 PM Jun 24th

RT @twitter Update on follower/following problems http://tinyurl.com/nsfflx2:40 PM Jun 24th

Fox Networks Hernan Lopez take on the state of display advertising: http://bitly.com/AdDisruption2:37 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @craignewmark @common_squirrel : blink blink :2:04 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer “We have no interest in acquiring Yahoo. What we have said is that we will continue to remain open to a partnership w/ Yahoo”1:49 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “Static content won’t cut it in the future” canneslions1:44 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “There won’t be [only] personal, social communications offline and separate. In 10 years it will all be online.” canneslions1:44 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer “There won’t be [only traditional] newspapers, magazines and TV programs.” canneslions1:43 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “All content consumed will be digital, we can [only] debate if that may be in one, two, five or 10 years”1:36 PM Jun 24th

Hi @KentHuffman Avid boater on Lake Tenkiller here…1:22 PM Jun 24th

Ballmer: Traditional Media will not bounce back – Agreed… http://bit.ly/JzrxD1:20 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer Media Person of the Year Cannes Lions 2009: http://bitly.com/SteveBallm…1:11 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @tim Ballmer speculates that marketing spending likely to be lower as proportion of GDP in 10 years as media shifts online canneslions12:45 PM Jun 24th

RT @tim Steve Ballmer: “I don’t think we are in a recession. l think we’ve reset. Recession implies a recovery.” canneslions12:41 PM Jun 24th

RT @tim Ballmer said MSFT’s bond offering despite huge cash pile was because “it turns out we have more cash outside the US than in US”12:38 PM Jun 24th

Skype has reportedly played host to 200 billion minutes in it’s 6 years in operation.12:35 PM Jun 24th

Sons have been at Camp Lincoln (MN) now for a over a week. E. coming Monday. W. coming home 07-13-09. No Twitter account for Camp Lincoln.11:35 AM Jun 24th

Via WSJ – “the 19 largest domestic banks to charge off another $82.4 Billion in credit-card debt by the end of 2010″10:20 AM Jun 24th

Database to database to database to database…7:25 AM Jun 24th

@azmyoskeletal – agreed on myoskeletal. Hotm is strange – you might let Erik know too.1:43 PM Jun 23rd

Action is binary.6:32 PM Jun 22nd

RT @google “4 cloud layers: infrastructure, platform, identity + admin, applications” Rajen Sheth of Google Apps e2conf (via @seancarlson)2:55 PM Jun 22nd

@Myoskeletalhotm – I thought you registered Myoskeletal on Twitter too? I would use the latter account not the former.1:57 PM Jun 22nd

The internet is a black hole devouring all institutionalized communications.7:30 AM Jun 22nd

Twitter: Sellers not buyers.7:30 AM Jun 22nd

Updated Satellite Images of Tehran in Google Earth http://bitly.com/TehranGoog…7:25 PM Jun 20th from bit.ly

@dannysullivan Condom?7:21 PM Jun 20th

@mpaluchowski thanks for the perspective…10:22 AM Jun 20th

at any one point in time – whether its Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter- are not buyers.2:23 PM Jun 19th

The reason social media hasn’t become a bona fide sales channel is because the majority (if not all) of a social media’s audience…2:23 PM Jun 19th

Social Media Spam: The New Bulk Email http://bitly.com/SocialMedi…1:22 PM Jun 19th from bit.ly

thinks numbers can be used to prove or disprove most anything.11:21 AM Jun 19th

Finding business vs. business finding you.7:32 AM Jun 19th

Searching high & low for a business case study about “How to put a Genie back in a bottle.” Haven’t found 1. Please send any known cases.7:24 AM Jun 19th

What is social media’s return on investment? http://bitly.com/SocialMedi…5:43 PM Jun 17th from bit.ly

RT @chr1sa Jeff Immelt @Wired Biz Conference. Nobody can predict the future these days, but “leaders need to take a position.” wiredlive7:42 PM Jun 16th

Governor Schwarzenegger’s Twitter account: WasteWatchers.CA.Gov has received nearly 1,000 reports. http://bitly.com/WasteWatch…7:38 PM Jun 16th from bit.ly

thinks social media are perishable to the degree they cease being a utility.6:51 PM Jun 16th

“The simple willingness to improvise is more vital, in the long run, than research.” Rolf Potts8:30 PM Jun 15th

“Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.” Cheri Huber8:28 PM Jun 15th

“Make mistakes of ambition not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to suffer.” Niccollo Machiavelli8:22 PM Jun 15th

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” Epictetus8:18 PM Jun 15th

“That which Fortune has not given, she cannot take away.” Seneca8:17 PM Jun 15th

Marketing Consulting and Performance Based Deals http://bitly.com/Performanc…7:55 PM Jun 15th from bit.ly

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli4:37 PM Jun 15th

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Mark Twain4:33 PM Jun 15th

“Define your fears instead of your goals” Tim Ferriss4:27 PM Jun 15th

@SEO_Joe indeed…4:20 PM Jun 15th

@davewiner You can always tell a Harvard man when you see him, but you can’t tell him much.4:13 PM Jun 15th

@jowyang Its a balancing act – “A real brand owns a very tiny but important piece of real estate in a consumer’s mind.” Charles M. Berger3:54 PM Jun 15th

Search Arbitrage: Bing Targeting Local Search… On Google http://bitly.com/BngLocalSe…8:07 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Have you chosen your unique Facebook user name? http://bitly.com/FacebookUs…8:05 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

RT @nichetools Microsoft: No Online Ad Growth till 2012? http://bit.ly/18F5Zv8:01 PM Jun 14th

RT @timoreilly @sonamoon’s term: “stream fatigue” = reading too many tweets over a short timeframe: http://bit.ly/UXRbX7:59 PM Jun 14th

“Take big risks with small amounts of money rather than small risks with big amounts of money.” Peter L. Bernstein via WSJ7:50 PM Jun 14th

What’s the difference between Google Sites and the upcoming Google Wave product?7:44 PM Jun 14th

RT @tweeterism This new film has tested the lowest score ever from an audience in the history of Paramount Pictures: http://bit.ly/5zZwd7:35 PM Jun 14th

What is the Boston Globe worth? Six media experts take a stab at appraising the Boston Globe. http://bitly.com/BostonGlob…7:29 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

RT @AdAgeChina “7 Tips for Doing Business in China” http://bit.ly/198I7Q7:23 PM Jun 14th

Google Page Creator Shutting Down Moving to Google Sites http://bitly.com/GooglePage…7:10 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Managing the Content Network in the New AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/ManagingCo…6:11 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Easy Editing in the New Google AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:10 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Tracking Your Ads in the New Google AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:09 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Realizing Your AdWords Account Potential With Google Analytics Webinar http://bitly.com/AdwordsAcc…6:05 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Become a Google Adwords Display Ad Builder Expert http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:03 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

@gsterling I prefer FF for speed. Hadn’t used Opera or Chrome yet. I use S & FF to split test logged in and out search results over time10:02 AM Jun 14th

@gsterling I’m now using four browsers on my Mac: FF, Safari 4, Opera & Chrome. Which do you prefer most? Didn’t know Chrome was out for Mac3:27 PM Jun 12th

Bit.ly History and Stats Missing in Action: http://bit.ly/nA4iA11:17 AM Jun 11th

RT @YouQuotedQuotes “If a little labor, little are our gains. Man’s fortunes are according to his pains.” R.Herrick Quotes2:41 PM Jun 10th

RT @MarkIsMusing The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them. – Paul Hawken quote2:28 PM Jun 10th

The Marketing Cycle according to Google: http://bitly.com/GoogleMark…5:03 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

My Toolkit for Google Advertisers http://bitly.com/GoogleAdve…5:02 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

Google (Adwords) Class Action Settlement -$20 Million Cash and Credits http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…4:06 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

RT @rustybrick Pretty sure current iPhone users can get upgrade price for an additional $18, like they did last year – so chill.1:50 PM Jun 8th

Google co-founder Sergey Brin remembers Rajeev Motwani on his personal blog. http://bitly.com/SergeyBrin…12:45 PM Jun 8th from bit.ly

Hi Mark @digitalfilm http://bitly.com/BingSearch. I agree they didn’t outsource research and they also relied on their own internal data.10:07 AM Jun 6th from bit.ly

Oops Bing – just one thing… http://bitly.com/OopsBing1:02 PM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google Chrome in Mac Alpha – not yet ready for prime time http://bitly.com/GoogleChro…11:27 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google search, Google Maps and Youtube built into each new Palm Pre http://bitly.com/PalmPreFea…11:25 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Double clicking gets street views faster in Google Maps inhttp://bitly.com/GoogleMaps…11:23 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google Analytics offering event tracking other than page views http://bitly.com/GoogleAnal…11:21 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Firebug Firefox extension suggestions for improving loading time http://bitly.com/GoogleWebm…11:19 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

RT @TEDchris Funny (and alarmingly accurate) social media venn diagram http://tr.im/nxVE (via Jason Wishnow)8:53 AM Jun 5th

RT @tomforemski Bain Survey Of 1400 Global Execs: Tech And Telecoms Least Concerned About Recession at http://bit.ly/IClzN7:02 PM Jun 4th

Google Local Business Center Dashboard Live http://bitly.com/GoogleLoca…7:28 AM Jun 3rd from bit.ly

Attention Thief Media: http://bitly.com/AttentionT…7:37 PM Jun 2nd from bit.ly

Just discovered Attention Thieves spam trending topics in Twitter with their junk posts using top hashtags like smx E3 and Project Natal.7:08 PM Jun 2nd

@rcourtade Where are my websites?2:50 PM Jun 2nd

RT @scottclark Broad match helps on longer queries…queries are getting longer all the time in search smx11:26 AM Jun 2nd

RT @youcalc free quality score analytics for optimizing AdWords campaigns: http://bit.ly/fpqJz SMX “PPC11:24 AM Jun 2nd

A Novel Bing Marketing Tactic: Buy Ads On Google http://bitly.com/MicrosoftB…11:21 AM Jun 2nd

RT @twitter All tweets credited as coming  http://tinyurl.com/rxxodc10:46 AM Jun 2nd

RT @googlemaps Open for business – Local Business Center Dashboard is now live: http://bit.ly/dENHu8:53 AM Jun 2nd

Google Adwords Editor 7.5.1 released: http://bitly.com/AdwordsEdi…8:52 AM Jun 2nd

Newspaper ad sales fall 28.28% in Q1 2009. http://bitly.com/NewspaperA…8:42 AM Jun 2nd

@jayrosen_nyu I’m surprised the Nielsen / Harvard brands hadn’t thought of a joint venture study before.4:14 PM Jun 1st

Harvard: Twitter not a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network; http://bitly.com/Communicat…3:40 PM Jun 1st

Harvard: “Twitter more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a…” http://bitly.com/AverageTwe…3:39 PM Jun 1st

RT@jayrosen_nyu “Among Twitter users, the median number of lifetime tweets per user is one.” http://tr.im/n60F (TD) – Twitter Dysfunction?3:26 PM Jun 1st

@treysmith Ladies and gentlemen, the new “fake blog”: http://www.news9news.com/ Wow, I live in a market with a “News 9” How did you find it?3:13 PM Jun 1st

Microsoft Bing sending search referrals: http://bitly.com/MicrosoftB…12:10 PM Jun 1st

About Google Wave via Matt Cutts: “the canonical wave would be on the server, but the client would have a copy too (as I understand it).”11:36 AM May 29th

The Internet: Media’s Black Hole http://bitly.com/InternetMe…11:30 AM May 29th from bit.ly

RH Donnelley files Chapter 11: http://bitly.com/RHDonnelley10:37 AM May 29th from bit.ly

RT @YahooGuy Yahoo! Sites Ranks as Top Display Ad Publisher in March with 43 Billion U.S. Ad Views, @comScore http://bit.ly/bdhyI10:31 AM May 29th

RT@mcuban Twitter and FB special for Time Warner Customers to switch to DirecTV. Call 1-800-370-3200, or http://directone.com fb marketing10:26 AM May 29th

@mattcutts It would automatically get crawled?10:15 AM May 29th

@mattcutts does the content produced on Wave reside on the desktop or in the cloud?10:12 AM May 29th

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