And curiously, they’ve added the same number of languages this time around. Does someone at Twitter have a number fetish?
Earlier this month, Twitter added twelve languages to its archive options. And now they’ve added twelve more – most notably ‘Urdu,’ because we like the way the word looks:
Twitter archive adds Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
— Twitter (@twitter) March 21, 2013
You’ll recall Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, promised downloadable tweets by the end of last year – to the despair of his minions:
“By the end of the year I’ve already promised this, so the engineers – when I promised it publicly they’re already mad at me so they can keep being mad at me,” Costolo said at the University of Michigan. “Now, again, once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.”
- Go to Settings, Account.
- Scroll down to “Request your archive.”
Warning! Make sure the email address you have listed is one you can access, as the archive is sent via an email link! You’ll find your email on the same “Settings, Account” page as the “Request your archive” option – scroll up.
And remember, you can always reach out to the Library of Congress for Twitter archives as well (of every tweet since creation), but you’ll need to be a “known researcher” to gain access – and, uhm, figure out a way to actually search the archives. We’re guessing even an “unknown researcher” able to solve THAT head scratcher would be given a lifetime access pass.
Have you downloaded your Twitter archive yet? Any “oh my” moments you’d care to share in the comments? And feel free to share your number fetishes in the comments as well.
(Twelve image from Shutterstock)