Crowdsourcing efforts needed to find deleted Tweets. URGENT CALL for researchers. Treasure Hunt for Tweets
In light of the tweets that have been deleted in the last few days I think that is evidence of some type of cover up. Let's find at least some of them.
We all know that, even if we are careful with our own data, others with access to it can let it be seen or leaked. Intentionally or inadvertently.
So chances are that some of these deleted tweets have been archived by someone. Our objective is to dig in those crevices where things can be forgotten.
Using simple key word searches, we are going to dig thru the archives. Tweets are our primary objective, but don't neglect those other goodies like tumbler, FB and instagram, to name a few.
We are looking primarily for posts or comments in the timelines that others have established (May, June, July, 2016) but don't limit yourself to this.
Here's what you do
Step 1. Use any archive service such as archive.is or web.archive.org, tweetsave, or any you are familiar with. Choose a person to search for.
Step 2. Type in the twitter (instagram, etc.) handle of the person in the archive machine and see what pops out. (I did @dwstweets in archive.is. I'll show you my results in a minute.)
Step 3. Review your results. Is there something relevant you have found? Tweets, news articles that are older and may not have been seen, shared posts, pinterests pins?
Step 4. Copy the web address from the browser and paste it into any note taking app. (Notes or word, etc.)
Step 5. Make notes for really important ones next to the link. (I.e. Palmieri tweet 7/11/16) so people can grab the hot tips if they don't have time to read through all your research.
Step 6. Copy and paste your notes into the comments section below. State briefly up front who you searched and what database (i.e. Archive.is). This is to allow others to go a different direction that hasn't been covered.
Step 7. Optional. You can also just search a twitter handle on google too. You must remember to archive anything you find on google before you post your results to voat.
Images: sometimes a screen shot is all you get. Load them into imgoat.com or other image host. Make a backup in archive.is or other archive service of the URL web address for the image. Post the archive link to your notes.
put in two different twitter handles and search.
Use the dash - (minus sign)to exclude search terms. For example, using -2017 along with the twitter handle will knock off some of the recent stuff. It's not perfect but it helps.
What follows is a couple of hours work. I searched mostly for @dwstweets in archive.is. I also searched "Debbie wasserman tweet" and got some different results.
You got to be willing to look thru the results patiently and go beyond the surface. You might miss something good on page 4 because you stopped on page 3 of results.
Wasserman jackpot: found tweets from June 16 to July 21, 2016
Other wasserman goodies
http://archive.li/i0jyL (this one made me lol)
http://archive.is/a10NO establishes long time between hrc and dws
http://archive.is/h1KN2 accusations of voter fraud by dnc in 2012
More about twitter censorship experiment http://archive.is/