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#11 2019-11-28 22:09:29

bici
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

colak wrote #320306:

…should try to archive Dean’s tweets, some of which offer a glimpse of who he was as a person.

agreed. i have reached out to his widow to check on her wishes/objections and to see if there are credentials to the account to be had.


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#12 2019-11-29 02:18:23

phiw13
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

gaekwad wrote #320304:

[…]

Thanks for that. I haven’t followed the whole discussion at all, actually, except for an occasional article in other media. But yeah “dead bodies don’t produce much engagement with our beloved advertisers and trackers” is a more than a good explanation. And then backtracking a little – “ look, look how nice we are, listening to the users.”

was the number of people saying they were waiting for a certain username to become available again so they could grab it and squat it just in case, and they got grumpy when Twitter changed their mind. Entitlement to the max.

Really, where the precious few already on it? Confirms my opinion of them – lowly lowly (censored).

bici wrote #320308:

agreed. i have reached out to his widow to check on her wishes/objections and to see if there are credentials to the account to be had.

Yeah, that was what I was hinting. Both the legal and ethical implications, and the opinion and permissions of direct stakeholders (widow/family/…); then the technical feasibility.

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#13 2019-11-29 17:42:56

bici
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

speaking of archiving:

Anyone have the chops to grab Textism amd cardfgiagn industries from the WayBackMachine archive and host them on textpattern:

these should be curated by us:

Cardigan

Textism

ps

Last edited by bici (2019-11-29 17:46:09)


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#14 2019-11-30 06:13:45

colak
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

bici wrote #320332:

speaking of archiving:

Anyone have the chops to grab Textism amd cardfgiagn industries from the WayBackMachine archive and host them on textpattern:

these should be curated by us:

Cardigan

Textism

ps

In my view we could have a static subdomain for Dean’s digital footprint such as

deanallen.textpattern.com/twitter/…
deanallen.textpattern.com/cardigan/…
deanallen.textpattern.com/textism/…

The home page of this could be an about page for Dean, the reasons for the subdomain, and links to the 3 sections.


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#15 2019-12-01 21:14:29

bici
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

ok i have heard back from Gail regarding Archiving Dean’s posts/twiiter.

bici wrote #320308:

agreed. i have reached out to his widow to check on her wishes/objections and to see if there are credentials to the account to be had.


GA writes in part:

I have no objections to your archiving Dean’s Twitter account. But I’m afraid I can’t help with the login details.
Mullenweg had said he would acquire textism.com and put one of his people of restoring the site as fully as possible.
She is not sure where the project is currently at.


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#16 2019-12-02 12:58:29

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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

bici wrote #320341:

Mullenweg had said he would acquire textism.com and put one of his people of restoring the site as fully as possible.

He probably has more legitimacy than us here.

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#17 2019-12-02 16:05:42

colak
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

etc wrote #320345:

[Mullenweg] probably has more legitimacy than us here.

I’m not exactly sure about this.


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#18 2019-12-02 16:42:42

bici
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

i have reached out to Matt to ask where the project is at. i am not sure that textism.com is under his control as it currently redirects elsewhere.


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#19 2019-12-03 12:14:15

gaekwad
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

bici wrote #320347:

i have reached out to Matt to ask where the project is at. i am not sure that textism.com is under his control as it currently redirects elsewhere.

Textism dropped and got picked up by a travel booking vendor. Any recovery efforts will have to focus on recovery + rebuild from the Wayback Machine or similar, I fear.

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#20 2019-12-03 17:19:45

colak
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Re: Twitter will delete unused accounts

gaekwad wrote #320351:

Textism dropped and got picked up by a travel booking vendor. Any recovery efforts will have to focus on recovery + rebuild from the Wayback Machine or similar, I fear.

Interestingly, it still has the textile parser on it, which could mean that it was a hostile takeover!


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