Big changes are underway at Twitter as we speak–including new leadership–and some people are nervous about what the future might bring for the social network. Things may end up completely fine, but even in tranquil times, it’s good to know how to get a copy of your Twitter data for local safekeeping–or to deactivate your Twitter account if you choose. This puts control of your data in your hands.
I’ve barely used Twitter for a long time. Not sure if it makes sense to stay or not. It’s nice that RSS still works though.