Yesterday, TwapperKeeper announced:
Twapper Keeper’s archiving is now available in HootSuite! As a result, we will be shutting down Twapper Keeper. Existing archives will be kept running until Jan 6, 2012, after which you will not be able to access your archives anymore.
For those who wants to save archives before the shut down, this very simple R-code may give you an idea . It allows you to query for archived tweets referencing a hashtag. Furthermore, it downloads up to 50.000 archived tweets containing this hashtag as csv-file from TwapperKeeper.
require(XML) hashtag <- "ala11" #your hashtag tweet.df <- data.frame() url <- paste("http://twapperkeeper.com/rss.php?type=hashtag&name=",hashtag,"&l=50000", sep="") doc <- xmlTreeParse(url,useInternal=T) tweet <- xpathSApply(doc, "//item//title", xmlValue) pubDate <- xpathSApply(doc, "//item//pubDate", xmlValue) tweet.df <- cbind(tweet,pubDate) write.csv(tweet.df,"myTweets.csv")
Gary Green: No More Access To Your Twapper Keeper Archives .
Cornelius Puschmann: Academic replacements for TwapperKeeper.com