How to archive your tweets. Twitter may be a great way to keep up with what’s happening, but it’s not so good at keeping track of what's happened. That’s because Twitter itself offers no way to keep an archive of your tweets. It’s true that you can search your own postings (from your Twitter page). But those searches are limited to the last 3,200 tweets you have made. And if you want to store your tweets for posterity, there’s no built-in way to do so. Fortunately, there are some third-party tools and services that can archive Twitter for you. Use your iPad If you have an iPad, you can use the $10 Tweet Library, a Twitter client that can also archive your tweets. It will also export those archives in a variety of formats for later viewing.
On the web There are a number of web-based services that let you archive your tweets—by searching past posts, maintaining ongoing archives, or both. The Archivist offers a free tweet archive service, structured around searches. 10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets. 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.
That's bad for users and it's definitely bad for data-mining. One of the unfortunate side effects of the FriendFeed acquisition is the very real possibility that the company will eventually shut down its servers. 1. The Archivist is a Windows desktop software application built by members of Microsoft's Mix Online team. 2. 3. Backchannel Tools. FrontPage. Top Ten Twitter Hashtags for Educators. Djainslietech - PLN Development.
Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers. This guide is specifically for teachers who are interested in finding out more about Twitter and even jumping in to the Twittersphere themselves.
It is made up of a series of videos from teachers who use Twitter all the time, so it was 'crowd sourced.' Meaning people in the crowd each added a little until there was a whole. Pretty cool stuff really. You can hit the About page to find out who is responsible for all of this... :-) Anyway, on with it... Educators on Twitter. Why Educators should be using Twitter - Justin Tarte. The Burkie Blog. Tweeting about Twitter – #edutweet. Monitter : real time, live twitter search and monitoring.
Ssajabiru. Hashtags on Twitter: How do you follow them? Twitter Hashtag Tracking and Analytics. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags. One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag, a topic with a hash symbol ("#") at the start to identify it.
Twitter hashtags like #followfriday help spread information on Twitter while also helping to organize it. The hashtag is a favorite tool of conferences and event organizers, but it's also a way for Twitter users to organize themselves: if everyone agrees to append a certain hashtag to tweets about a topic, it becomes easier to find that topic in search, and more likely the topic will appear in Twitter's Trending Topics. So how do you disseminate and make sense of all this hashtag madness? By going through the art of the hashtag step-by-step, of course. This short guide details how to identify, track, use, and organize hashtags in an efficient and useful way. Have a tip to share on hashtags or a unique way you utilize them? 1. So what's the most efficient way to figure out those nasty hashtags? What the Trend? 2. 3. 4.