+`grabtweets` is a simple tool to backup your tweets.
+`grabtweets` requires [Python] 2.6 or later.
+To install it, you can [download] the latest version, or clone the Mercurial repository:
+ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/sjl/grabtweets/
+You can put it anywhere you like.
+`grabtweets` can back up your tweets and print tweets that it has already archived.
+To back up your tweets, run `grabtweets` like this:
+ $ grabtweets.py -u USERNAME FILE
+`grabtweets` will pull down the 200 newest tweets from USERNAME and store them in FILE.
+You probably have more than 200 tweets. However, Twitter will only let you pull down 200 at a time and hitting the server too fast will result in Twitter cutting off your access for a while.
+To deal with this, it's best to set up `grabtweets` as a cron/launchd job that runs every couple of hours. Each time it runs, it will pull down the newest 200 tweets, plus 200 older tweets if there are any available.
+It will take about `NUMBER_OF_TWEETS_YOU_HAVE/200` runs to finish archiving your tweets. Just set it up and forget about it.
+### Printing Backed Up Tweets
+To print the tweets that `grabtweets` has already backed up, run it like this:
+ $ grabtweets.py -p FILE
+Problems, Contributing, etc
+`grabtweets` was hacked together in an hour. There are probably bugs. If you find any, go ahead and create an issue in the [issue tracker].
+Want to fix something or add a feature? Great! Fork the [repository] and send me a pull request.
+[issue tracker]: http://bitbucket.org/sjl/grabtweets/issues/?status=new&status=open