Ever wanted to store your tweets, locally? I do. I would like to keep a copy of my tweets. Admitted, I tweet a lot. I think it would be nice to keep them for the future :-) I crafted a nifty, but yet simple, little vbs script wich takes care of this:
Option Explicit Dim filename,MyDate_,MyDate,fso,WshShell,RunCmd Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") RunCmd = WshShell.Run("cmd /c wget http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/<twitter_username>.xml?count=200",1,True) MyDate = Replace(Date, "/", "-") fso.MoveFile "<twitter_username_again@count=200>", MyDate & " tweets.xml"
And ofcource replace the <twitter_username< with your own and the count=200 is the number of tweet you'd like to download. At the moment the 200 is the limit. And you should change the fso.MoveFile part too :-) (I wonder how the guys @ memolane.com do it, great service though!) I now scheduled a monthly download of my tweets. Oh, and yes, before i forget... You'll need wget in order to download the xml data from twitter. Download --> http://bit.ly/mfaUiv Good luck and Cheers