The case for and against deleting your tweets

Why did you push that button We came back in Season 3 and our first episode is relatively serious. Kaitlyn Tiffany and I of Vox caught up with summer and jumped on Twitter, the social media platform of everyone's favorite. We need to discuss tweets. Is it worth removing, or should I preserve the history of a limited character? Who needs to worry about their tweets? What happens when a potential employer searches for Twitter?

Kaitlyn and I reflect the history of Tweet Tweets and take them to other users and experts. I first talked to Max Read the editor of New York magazine and the woman Brianna Wu who was running for the parliament. This year was previously Gamergate's goal. Then Ask A Manager Talk to Alison Green on the Web / book / podcast world. (She contacts the manager!) And concludes the show with Mark Graham the director of Wayback Machine trying to keep the web. It is true. You may think that you deleted a tweet only to discover that someone else on the Internet has already saved it for you. Halloween spirit can indeed become a ghostly existence.

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Mark Graham, Director of Wayback Machine: So Wayback Machine (Wayback Machine) offers the following benefits:

Ashley Carman: First and foremost, what can I do to describe the Internet archive and the Wayback Machine? Part of internet archive. The Internet Archive is a 21-year-old non-profit organization in San Francisco. And during that time, we backed up much of the public Web and allowed the public to use the Wayback Machine during that time.

Ashley: Do you have tweets that are normally included in the Wayback Machine or the Internet Archive?

So we only keep some tweets. Most, but not nearly all, archives. We keep tens of millions of tweets every week in various sources. For example, Wayback Machine has a service called "Save Page Now" and anyone can go to and put the URL into the Save Page Now feature and keep the URL.

Actually used tens of millions of times a week to keep individual URLs. Many URLs are tweets. In addition, we keep tweets from various feeds. People create and keep their own tweet lists, and there are other feeds we follow. In addition to keeping individual tweets, it can be the web page mentioned in the tweet because it keeps the URL included in the tweet. For example, it might be a YouTube video. So we parse the URLs of tweets and keep hundreds of thousands of YouTube videos every week.

Kaitlyn Tiffany: What kind of tweets are saved when people submit the URL of the tweets they want to save?

It runs the area. Certainly there are people who are passionate about a particular person or domain. subject. It may be a politician. It could be a government, an NGO or a celebrity. We do not know. This process anonymously allows people to save things to Wayback Machine through the Save Page Now feature. However, as a result, many tweets are kept. You will remember the 2016 election. Michael Flynn once wrote twitter about Hillary Clinton. This was the actual tweet she had released during the election heat that Hillary Clinton accused of being bound with Pizzagate. This tweet lasted for a while, then removed, but it was kept in the Wayback Machine and was not deleted until it was available. By default, journalists and others can help set up records straight away. Help people take responsibility for what people say publicly.

Ashley: Do you want to automatically receive Donald Trump's Twitter feed?

Pretty much. It is easy. It is not "us" like many people. We belong to a community of web archivers around the world. Some of them are supported by the government and, as we said, are supported by libraries, museums, NGOs and individual citizens who are trying to preserve their enthusiasm. I think what they think is most important.

Ashley: For example, what do you think of a screenshot of a tweet, a screenshot of a website, or a saved URL than anything on the Internet?

Billions of screenshots are pretty big orders. But more importantly, it is the ability to audit the capture. These are called "captures" and hold all relevant information about the HTTP request, such as headers, eg the individual timestamp of each element on a given page. So we have been doing this for two to ten years and our system has been well documented and handled in a very open manner with a public API. There is a lot of history and experience in doing what we are doing – a great deal of confidence in our confidence in what we keep. For example, many courts in the United States have ruled that Wayback Machine's records can be considered evidence of the court.

Kaitlyn: A little extrapolation here: The overall archive of the Internet needs a fairly large participation culture. Is that correct?

In other words, I want to give it back to you. We are about the Internet, not the Internet. We are trying to expand to other protocols and different kinds of platforms. But this is a collaboration. It is true. We've emphasized Wayback Machine's ability to save pages now, but among the more than one billion URLs we keep weekly, end-users actually save the page and actually start billions of URLs. There are hundreds of millions of URLs stored as a result of a series of processes that have evolved for decades. However, we offer a subscription service in the Internet Archive called Archive-It. And we have more than 600 partners.

Ashley: Can you explain the difference between the Internet and the web?

Ashley: Can you explain the difference between the Internet and the Web?

Generally, information gained from browsers is at the top of the low-level infrastructure called the Internet.

Kaitlyn: Some of the things we talked about with other guests were that the concept of archives was pretty much a weapon. In particular, during the Gamergate, people turned very distantly and came back far enough away from someone's tweets to hear what they could use. There was no original context to make it look like a public figure. Is it what you think or discuss or do you think about it?

Of course, we certainly think about trying to correct the record. And a big part of it is the context. So we are interested in the ability of people to understand what they can see on the web in the right context. The context can include other tweets, other web-based resources, adaptations, web pages, and more. In fact, there are projects in the Internet archive that combine some of these components together.

I created a Chrome extension, but it's currently used to keep web pages and play back the archived pages. We recently added new features to this extension. For example, someone can access a web page and see the adjustments for that web page. We are also working with organizations in the fact-finding space. If someone is watching a tweet or a web page, we'd like to make it easier to get more context for what people are seeing. And there would have been an analysis of that tweet or its web page. Background for it. So the context is important, and it is becoming increasingly important that you can see them in a bigger, bigger context in a world that is increasingly dependent on getting information from the web and getting information from the Internet. .

Ashley: Much of this archive work is like keeping honest and responsible people. Do you think it is important to keep what you say is important to people on the Internet regularly?

In fact, it is difficult to say before. I do not know, you can do something important in the world. What you write may be important to our understanding of what it is, but it is not a practical matter.

Kaitlyn: What about you personally? Tweet Tweet, and if so, do you think you absolutely have to delete it?

I do tweets. @markgraham is my twitter handle. No, I feel I have no obligation to delete it. I am sometimes embarrassed to make spelling mistakes. And sometimes you can delete a tweet quickly, but it's okay. I will try to open it, and if I make a false claim to the fact that I will learn later, I will go back and try to correct it. But I just do not know it. I mean, everyone will be different about it. "I do not want to create a platform that says," Everything you say is part of the record, and you can fight against it from the situation. "

That's why I think it's really that important. We try to record things and facts. So the context may be for review. You can see the whole body. Other things I will say about Twitter, especially we are talking about individuals and tweets. But the bigger picture is all tweets. Malicious tweets. Created tweets. Tweets that are part of computer propaganda. To fully understand what is going on and what is happening in the amazing environment of Twitter, it is created by an organization that is trying to influence in a way that completely manipulates the consequences of the world. You should be able to see and view a large number of tweets within the context. For example, you can see where tweets come out; What was the history of your Twitter account? How do other tweets that they have created propagate and amplify through the network? Of those amplification points are they human or other known robots? Who's behind them?

This is where we now begin to understand what happened in 2016. There are many reasons to go back and look at what is happening in social media that is not clear at that moment, but in fact it becomes clear and important later on. And because the Wayback Machine is unfortunately not a real-time machine, I can not get things that I can not get back to, so I will continue to do the best I can. We can get as much as we can think of in the future.

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