Whether you are using Twitter for educational purposes or not you might want to save your tweets for future. According to experts life of a tweet is approximately 30 minutes. This means when you share something amazing, useful, shocking it will be lost in the deep waters of Twitter. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could save your tweets and reach the content whenever you want? This way you can share your messages again. There is a practical way to do this. You can simply archieve your tweets under Settings menu.
This method is fast but not very efficient. I personally would like to have my tweets in a spreadsheet or in a word processor. Currently there are lots of tools which can do that for you but I don’t use any of them. I use IFTTT – If This then That which is simply this:
IFTTT is not only for Twitter. It can be used for many websites and apps. I have created following connection – called recipe for myself: If I tweet, then a row to a spreadsheet in my Google Drive is automatically added. I have also created this recipe: If I tweet, then it is appended to a document in my Google Drive. With these recipes my tweets are automatically stored in a Google Spreadsheet and in a Google Doc. With IFTTT it is possible to create different recipes and connect Twitter to other services such as LinkedIn.
What I like in IFTTT is it is a versatile system. There are lots of possibilities and you are limited to your imagination. For example there is a recipe in which you get a notification to your Android device when an astronaut enters space! If you are interested in IFTTT go to ifttt.com and start exploring recipes which will ease your life but first don’t forget to download the app to your mobile device from here https://ifttt.com/mobile