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+# @holman tweets
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+This is an archive of most of the tweets I've made from
+[@holman](http://twitter.com/holman).
+
+It isn't all of my tweets, though. Twitter's API limits mean you can only get
+3200 tweets back at a maximum, anytime, ever. So once you've gone past that
+3200th tweet, you can never ever see that tweet again, either via
+twitter.com or via any other third-party service.
+
+The reason Twitter does this is mostly because **Twitter does not give a fuck
+about your data**. That's unfortunate. [I wrote about this a year ago](http://zachholman.com/2010/09/hey-twitter-give-us-our-tweets/),
+although nothing has changed since then. Admittedly, it could be because Twitter
+doesn't give a fuck about your data, but it also could be because they couldn't
+ship themselves out of a UPS store, much less ship any interesting product in
+the last year.

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