What is the first thing that you do when you find something interesting or useful on the Web? If you are like most other active Twitter users, you’ll probably compose a tweet and share the link with your Twitter friends.
You have been following this routine for a while and may have shared hundreds of interesting sites, videos, photos, etc through your Twitter stream all this time. However, there’s a slight problem here. Tweets have a very small shelf life and it is extremely cumbersome, if not impossible, to locate tweets that are more than a few days old.
However, if you don’t want all your hard work to go waste just because of limitations in the Twitter platform, I highly recommend that you give www.packrati.us a try.
Packrati.us is a brilliant service that constantly monitors your tweets in the background. As soon as you post a tweet containing a URL, the service will automatically save the corresponding page to your Delicious bookmarks.
This opens the door for more possibilities. For instance, Delicious provides an RSS feed of bookmarks — I can import the Twitter bookmarks feed into Google Reader and that way I instantly have a searchable archive of all my Twitter links without even having to check Delicious ever again.