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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo promises users will be able to download a full archive of their tweets by the new year

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In just a matter of weeks Twitter users will be able to download a full archive of their tweets according to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Costolo made the announcement while speaking about Twitter’s role in the future of global communication and democratized access to information at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. While tweeters may be excited about their future archives Costolo’s promise hasn’t helped win him any friends from Twitter’s engineering team. When asked about his relationship with the engineers working on the project, Costolo went on to say:

“By the end of the year I’ve already promised this, so the engineers — when I promised it publicly they’re already mad at me so they can keep being mad at me. Now, again, once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.” He added, “It took three years, two months and one day for the first billion tweets to be sent. From the time the company started in 2006 to mid-2009 three years, two months and one day for the first billion tweets to be sent. It has a nice rhythm that it was three, two, one. It probably wasn’t exactly one day, but we like to say that; so it’s three, two, one. We now send a billion tweets every two and a half days. So the volume, the noise level has increased dramatically.”

[Via Techcrunch]

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Claudia McNeilly writes for the Toronto Standard. You can follow her on twitter at @claudiamcneilly

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