Preserve your tweets
Tweets have a very small shelf life and its not always possible to locate tweets that are more than a few days old. Read on to know how can you preserve all of it.entertainment Updated: Oct 12, 2010 19:06 IST
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.
First Published: Oct 12, 2010 14:02 IST