Thursday, March 1, 2012
Those days are over. Why? Today we read on RT that Twitter has sold billions of archived tweets believed by their creators to have vanished forever.
According to RT, the UK-based DataSift firm has bought every tweet posted since January 2010. The business intelligence and data-mining platform will be the first company to offer the archive for sale to entrepreneurs who can't wait to get their hands on Tweeters' individual data.
DataSift owns what it calls “an invaluable information source” with 250 billion tweets posted in 2010 alone.
We just now closed out account. It takes 30 days for data to be removed from the system.
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