I just set up an automatic backup of all 3000 of my friends' Twitter messages and became able to search through their Twitter history two years into the past with just five minutes of easy clicking. Only two things are required: Dave Winer's new Twitter OPML tool and a Google Reader account. Twitter's search engine only goes back about a week and a half. Sometimes you want to retrieve a message you saw, or get a feeling for what your circle of friends said about something, from longer ago than that. How To: Backup And Search All Your Friends' Tweets In Google Reader - Flock How To: Backup And Search All Your Friends' Tweets In Google Reader - Flock
Did you know that your tweets have an expiration date on them? While they never really disappear from your own Twitter stream, they become unsearchable in only a matter of days. At first, Twitter held onto your tweets for around a month, but as the service grew more popular, this "date limit" has dramatically shortened. According to Twitter's search documentation, the current date limit on the search index is "around 1.5 weeks but is dynamic and subject to shrink as the number of tweets per day continues to grow." What that means is something tweeted prior to a week and a half ago can never be retrieved via search.twitter.com. 10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets - Flock 10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets - Flock
How To: Be Active On Twitter Without Getting… | Bit Rebels - Flo If you are like me, you love Twitter. Since I work from home most days, having my TweetDeck open all day is as natural to me as having my email open. Since I have sent over 15,000 tweets, I would say I qualify as a Twitterholic. Even though I’ve met some of my very best friends on Twitter, every now and then I suffer from Twitter burn out. Has that ever happened to you? How To: Be Active On Twitter Without Getting… | Bit Rebels - Flo
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100+ Signs That You Are Addicted to Twitter | Creativeoverflow - 100+ Signs That You Are Addicted to Twitter | Creativeoverflow - Written by Jacques van Heerden On Monday, November 9th, 2009 with 28 Comments so far in Articles Twitter, one of the most popular social networks in the world. Are you addicted? Maybe? No?
8 tips for building a strong presence on Twitter | Royal Pingdom 8 tips for building a strong presence on Twitter | Royal Pingdom Posted in Tech blog on November 5th, 2009 by Garin Kilpatrick In this post Twitter enthusiast Garin Kilpatrick shares his tips on effective ways to get more followers. It is hard to put a price on a Twitter follower but the host of The Price is Right, Drew Carey, is offering to donate $1 to cancer research for every new follower he receives this year. The following eight tips will enable you to make the most out of your tweets and help you connect with as many followers as possible. 1. Save your best tweets for the best time
Top 5 Twitter Trends to Watch Right Now - Flock We've been taking an active analytical look at emerging Twitter related trends on a monthly basis. This month instead of analyzing the state of the Twittersphere on our own, we thought we'd give some of the web's most experimental, influential, and knowledgeable thought leaders an opportunity to share their perspectives on Twitter trends. Given that BlogWorld Expo is currently underway in Las Vegas, with the best of the best wandering the halls, we decided to stop a few of the greats — Steve Rubel, Chris Pirillo, Leo Laporte, Brian Solis, and Guy Kawasaki — to get their candid take on the what's trending in the Twittersphere. 1. Pirillo: Big Bloggers Tweeting More, Blogging Less Top 5 Twitter Trends to Watch Right Now - Flock
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