Feb 25, 2013
Now, that almost anyone can download an archive of all their twitter activity, there are a few neat things you can do with the data once you’ve got it. For instance, you could upload it all to your Google Drive, set the folder as public and let anyone trawl through all your old tweets.
So, here’s almost six years of sciencebase on Twitter dating back to my first tweet in June 2007, archived and available for your delectation. A mere 21,246 tweets at the time of writing. By using using the unconverted root file “index.html” from your archive and the attendant CSS files etc you effectively get a browsable web site of your Twitter archive.
Once you’ve upload all the files and checked it’s working you might like to learn that by copying and hooking up a special Google Docs spreadsheet and following its instructions you can make the archive folder active so that it stays up to date with all your new tweets. Thanks to this site for the spreadsheet and instructions. The how-to for using your Google Drive as a web hosting platform not just for your twitter archive is described here.