I know exactly why Tweleted has both a good and evil mode that you can use. This could be dangerous stuff they coded. It compares the public timeline through the API with what they get back in Twitter search (which apparently doesn’t remove deleted tweets!?!?!) and then shows the difference. The difference should be what was deleted by you or some Twitter system crash.
Based on their estimates, they go back about 4 months or 1000 tweets. The best part is you can search on any Twitter username.
Are you storing the messages I’ve deleted?!
No. All the processing of messages is happening on your own computer — I’m not even storing a record of which usernames have been searched for, let alone the messages that have appeared. This site isn’t doing anything special — it’s just automating what was always possible manually.
So you ask how the heck to get rid of that dangerous tweet of yours from the search? He answers that with the Twitter FAQ link. After you do a search you are able to verify it was a deleted one by clicking the >> next to it. Sometimes Twitter is moving slow and the API calls get confused.
The test I did
I left it in good mode and was shocked what I saw using my test victim. This big time person had mistakenly tweeted a “s” instead of a “d” to send a direct message with their cell number. They deleted it from the stream and resent it as direct, I am sure. But it still showed up here. Spooky indeed. So now to evil mode… (evil laugh here)
LOL, it changes the background from pretty blue sky and clouds to red flames. Nothing to see, move along.
NOTE: This tool stopped working due to Twitter API changes.