Ed Burns is owner of Blog Rescue, Twitchy’s in-house tech guru and our awesome apps creator. Check out his new service for Twitter backup — inspired by the @freemarket_us and @chrisloesch Twitter suspensions/reinstatements.

Don’t get caught unprepared the next time a flag-spam abuse brigade hits.

Update: The fledgling service is now online here: Nestwork.net.

  • The Monster

    Twitter should do this themselves, ESPECIALLY for automatic suspensions not done by a human administrator.  Then when they overrule the “algorithm”, everything should just revert to status quo ante.

    • jimforbes

       I’m astounded Twitter doesn’t have such a system in place. Backing up/backups are the live of most systems.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’m guessing that Twitter doesn’t think this will ever happen to any of their “friends.” They seem to be ok with the accounts being suspended thus far.

  • rbeccah

    Screw Twitter and their hacks.  The internet will always find a way.

  • spot_the_dog

    You can already save and export your friends & followers lists to .csv using friendorfollow.com; and you can also back up all your tweets (Twitter only saves the most recent 3,000) using backupmytweets.com.

    Backupmytweets is free and works automatically; exporting our friends & followers to .csv is a manual process and you have to subscribe.  Automating the friend & follower back-up would certainly make it more elegant – but the technology does already exist.

  • spot_the_dog

    I’m not sure whether an automated process to re-follow all the people you used to be following would work though – there’s a chance it would activate spam alarms, since that’s typical spambot behaviour (following thousands of accounts in a short period of time).