If you can’t trust Twitter to actually restore all your followers, friends and whatever (such as seen in a recent outage), then TweeTake will help you suck it all down into an Excel spreadsheet.
The tool worked well and they bring up a couple good points after asking yourself, why in the heck would you want to do this:
- Twitter doesn’t keep tweets forever folks. Looks like 90 days is the cutoff, so all the old tweets go poof
- If you want to switch username and still follow the same people, this would make life much easier.
So give it a shot. Keep in mind they ask for your username and password.