All My Tweets is still awesome!
I figure I should make it a routine to backup my tweets this way every 8 months or so.
All My Tweets simply downloads your 3200 latest tweets via the Twitter API and shows them as a list on a single web page.
What I do is that I just copy-paste the list onto this blog post below. Twitter isn’t down anymore as often as it used to be; still, this is a very convenient way to backup your tweets, have them in one view and easily searchable.
Apparently, Twitter only keeps your latest 3200. (Someone please ping me if/when that limit changes!)
As I mentioned with my first All My Tweets backup, a number of shortened URLs, mainly the ones shortened by Ping.fm towards the lower end of the list, point to completely irrelevant destinations. So much for URL that!
Here comes the list: Continue reading
…werd mijn vader, Adrianus Cornelis Schuurmans geboren in Boxtel, Noord-Brabant.
Daar wil ik iets mee maar ik weet niet precies wat. ‘Papa’ van Stef Bos is wel ontroerend maar typeert mijn relatie met mijn vader op teveel punten niet. Dus ik denk/zoek nog even verder.
[LATER: 'Het Dorp' van Wim Sonneveld past beter. "langs het tuinpad van mijn vader"]
“(…) Seth Thomas Friday, July 6 2012
Links do matter, but app culture is changing the structure, movement, and experience of what used to be the known as ‘the web’ for more and more people. In the new world of apps, digital experiences may be more discreetly monetizable and tightly controlled as products, but they also tend to be built like little islands — foregoing a lot of the flow and synergy of the web as we’ve come to know it.
Web apps can still easily employ links because the web browser is a fantastically open platform. However, most phones and tablets push their own proprietary applications, making it difficult for the average user to reach content not presented inside a proprietary app. This is my least favorite aspect of the iPhone/iPad revolution; Many operating systems and developers alike have embraced a model that discourages the entire concept of moving between destinations in the digital world.
Consumers vote with their money, and they should make themselves aware of the effects of the platforms they’re supporting. The last thing we need is the web equivalent of a cable company, with all digital culture feeding through a handful of gatekeepers.
Mathew Ingram Saturday, July 7 2012
That’s a great point, Seth — mobile apps don’t handle links well (if at all) which is why web apps are better in many cases, at least when it comes to media. (…)”
via Why links matter: Linking is the lifeblood of the web — Tech News and Analysis.
As I was looking at combining WordPress scheduling, Buffer and Hootsuite to schedule tweets according to various levels of time-sensitiveness, I created a spreadsheet to develop a list of future tweets.
The bare-bones spreadsheet is a vertical list of all the days, weeks, months of 2013. I figure this kind of Calendar might come in handy for other planning purposes as well, so why not share it and perhaps save someone else some time?
Therefore, hereby two flavors attached:
Most often when I read blogs, forward posts and articles as tweets, write tweets, reply to or retweet, I do it on my mobile phone and at rather specific times during the day. Often in the evening, and often as spikes i.e. several tweets within a short time.
So now I’m testing bufferapp.com (‘Buffer’) to schedule tweets more regularly over the course of a day/night. I’m hoping it will help improve my reach to people in various time zones and perhaps generate a little more interaction.
So far Buffer seems to work nicely for tweeting recommended reading while browsing the web on a PC, e.g. after installing the Buffer extension for Firefox.
I’m considering to install the ‘WordPress to Buffer‘ plugin and see if I can make scheduled posts from WordPress part of the Buffer mix.
I’m already using Social Broadcasting, a feature from the WordPress plugin ‘Social 2.5‘, to push my headlines to Twitter and Facebook, but there are a few inconveniences:
- The social broadcasting happens the same moment the post gets published.
- The formatting options for the tweets and Facebook status updates are limited, so they don’t appear exactly the way I would submit them manually.
So now I’m hoping that inconvenience #1 may get solved with the Buffer plugin. Perhaps it may solve #2 as well. If not, then I will look at ifttt.com for solace.
Well, none of this serves my mobile reading and sharing. It’ll be a challenge to get it all sorted on my Nokia N97. Been very happy with the social media client Gravity so far. So, again, perhaps I need to look at ifttt.com to inject Buffer into the sharing process.
Decide what you’re going to be the best in the world at and make it happen. Personal development gurus, life coaches and their self-help books are full of it. It’s an easy message because it sounds simple and elegant.
But what to pick?
The truth is, you don’t get to choose what to be the best in the world at. Because you already are the best at one thing: being yourself.
Therefore, start by taking a look in the mirror, take inventory of who you are, and discover which qualities and opportunities you have that can make you happy and extraordinary.
You will always be the best in the world at being yourself. But you do need to decide what you want that person to be.