I wonder if there is a way that Twitter could do the verification.  Self
verification is always vulnerable.  It'd be nice if Twitter had some sort of
way to be involved, and tell the provider of the backed up data what level
of access that a user has.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 3:41 PM, braver <delivera...@gmail.com> wrote:

> After we lost a few days of gardenhose, I'm wondering whether it would
> be OK for us gardenhosers to back up each other.  In case we do
> research, for instance -- as we do at Dartmouth.
>  I suggest the following: say you lost a day or a few within the range
> since you were authorized, and are a member of our garden variety
> cooperative.  You ask me to fill you in, and tell me the day you
> started gathering the hose.  I pick a day for which you have data, and
> ask you to verify a few tweets somehow -- e.g. tell me which tweet ids
> there are for a certain user id.
> Would it be OK to self-organize like that, and who'd be our buddy?
> Cheers,
> Alexy

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