The Rules of the Road say that exporting Twitter content to a datastore is not allowed. How are all the archiving services getting around this rule? They must be storing information in a database. I want to store direct messages to an account in a database daily and be able to report on these, but I’m not sure if this is allowed.
This is the section of the rules that I’m wondering about : “You may export or extract non-programmatic, GUI-driven Twitter Content as a PDF or spreadsheet by using “save as” or similar functionality. Exporting Twitter Content to a datastore as a service or other cloud based service, however, is not permitted.”