The curator of the ” Internet Archive ” Jason Scott (Jason Scott) launched a service that allows you to save tweets of dead users of the social network. This was noticed in The Verge. Earlier, Twitter announced that it will begin to delete accounts inactive for six months after December 11.
Unlike Facebook, Twitter does not offer to transfer the account to “memorial” status. In the social network you can only download your profile if you have access to the username and password. Therefore, Scott decided to create the Twittering Dead project to help users maintain profiles of their deceased loved ones.
Archive Team will make our very best effort to archive these twitter accounts. Take screenshots of tweets that touched you, of course. But we will do our best.— Jason Scott (@textfiles) 26 November 2019
Thanks, Twitter. You know how to celebrate the holidays. Again, the form: https://t.co/rsMBPsXtrR pic.twitter.com/43VsxqHa8s
Our team will try to do everything in our power to archive these Twitter accounts. Throw off the tweets that particularly touched you, of course. But we will do our best. Thanks, Twitter. You know what gift to give for the holidays
To participate, you must leave the name of the account that the user wants to archive in Google Form . If the profile is really deleted after December 11, the content will remain in the public domain.
Jason Scott had previously worked to maintain online services that were no longer in use. In 2017, he tried to archive SoundCloud after rumors that the company went bankrupt. In 2019, Scott published 490,000 songs from MySpace after they were removed from the servers.