Backup Your Twitter Account

Why on earth would I want to backup my Twitter account. I trust that the guys are keeping everything safe and sound on their servers and I should always trust them.
Well, I can think of a couple of reasons why you might want to backup your Twitter account.

Just to refresh your memory, the program that I am referring to is tweetake. This site allows you to backup a whole host of stuff from your Twitter account.

Ok, why don't I start with some of the reasons why you might want to backup your Twitter account.
1. You're new BFF just got on Twitter and wants to know 'everyone' and follow everyone that you follow. Well, save her the time and email the list of friends to follow.
2. You have a crazy online stalker who is leaving you very weird and strange tweets. Backup the tweets and start working on that restraining order.
3. You love to work with Excel pivot tables and arranging your tweets by followers, DMs and friends in a pivot table looks way too cool.
4. You want to change your Twitter name and re-follow everyone as well as contact everyone that is following you. See #2 for reason to change name.
5. I just like to backup everything up.
6. Remember the Black Thursday Twitter crash from the summer of '08? (July to be specific). People lost followers that day. With a backup, you can save the time and energy of re-following those friends and waiting for people to re-follow you. Twitter did their best to recover all of the data but some of it was never recovered.
So, it is always better to be prepared than to be sorry. Backup your Twitter account now, before it is too late.

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Michlerish said...

Interesting. I couldn't think of any reason why I'd care enough to have my twitter account backed up, but you bring up good points. I'm specifically interested in making lists that are more manageable/workable.