While I was waiting for my next meeting at Microsoft today I was perusing Twitter and saved a couple of tweets using the “Favorites” option. I was using Tweetdeck to do this, but the same feature is available via the web interface and other Twitter tools. It got me thinking and wondering …
How do people use Favorites in Twitter?
While Twitter is a real-time continuously flowing stream of information there are times where great stuff is coming across that I want to read. However, I just cannot take the time at the moment to read it. Fortunately there is at least one way to capture that Tweet for later use. I use the Twitter Favorites option. What do you use? How do you save Tweets for later?
For those too young to remember the band “The English Beat” take a look at their hit song “Save it for Later.” For those wondering why I reference a song in this blog title – it’s just the way my brain seems to remember things. As I was thinking about using Twitter Favorites this song popped into my head. I’m sure there is a whole psychology to the use of audio and visual clues for memory, but I’ll leave that for another day.
If you use Twitter Favorites:
- Do you ever UN-Favorite those tweets once you’ve read them?
- Do you send them on as a Retweet – even though it might be hours or days old?
If you don’t use Twitter Favorites:
- What do you use to capture great tweets that you want to review later?
I’m constantly amazed at the way people improvise and innovate in their use of Twitter. Please share what you know and please share how you save & capture Tweets for later reading, retweeting, or other uses. Post a comment here, tweet me, or sent e-mail.
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I have spent the better part of the last 16 years working in various aspects of the ECM space. I spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and most recently Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text in Nov 2008). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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