During the CPoV Wikipedia conference there was a lot of activity on Twitter on the backchannel #cpov. Fanatic tweeter and co-organizer Nishant Shah even got temporarily barred from Twitter due to “excessive tweeting.” API calls are the new scarcity online! Reaching the API limit often marks you as a spammer.
On top of that Twitter search is amnesic and the #cpov conference tweets will not be available anymore in two weeks. Fortunately Daniel Mietchen made a small movie from his favorite #cpov conference tweets. It’s wonderful to see how a Twitter backchannel could provide information for those not being able to attend the conference.