Find for old tweets that are not showing up in twitter search results. I bet many of you had to deal with this problem. I already blogged about other solutions to backup you tweets and make them searchable using Google Calendar but in that case you can search for public tweets only, forcing you to leave private DMs out of the picture.
During the last couple of days I bumped into and tested this new service called SnapBird. My take? It’s just great. Here’s where you can search with it:
- further back than 10 days
- within only your friends’ tweets
- within your direct messages
- within any user’s favourites
I hope you’ll find it useful as much as I did!
If we are not connected yet via twitter feel free to get in touch over at twitter.com/vascellari 🙂
Life is not easy at times.
Especially the last 2 years have been really intense for me. I managed fantastic projects and achieved great goals with my team. On the other hand one of the longest relationships I had came to an end and I lost a person that meant so much to me. I’ve been through wonderful and terrible periods. During the tough ones I was struggling to find something that was keeping me going.
So I decided to tag some tweets and facebook updates with #livegoodlife. These updates were about moments that I was living and that made feel good.
Since twitter is losing tweets (many old tweets don’t seem to be searchable) I decided to keep track of them so I could browse through this list of happy thoughts during hard times and feel good again.
It worked and this is what I keep doing.
I collect nice snippets of life and dive into them when I need something to remind me what makes me happy.
It might sound weird to some but for me it turned out to be a perfect way to get that inner strength during difficult periods at work or in my private life.
In addition to that it’s amazing to see how supportive has been all my community and network of contacts in the process. Often the #livegoodlife updates that I shared are the ones that got most traction. These social web vibes are another thing that can help you a lot.
Did my life change using #livegoodlife? Well it’s definitely easier to go on through tough times 🙂
Did it help me to get into a new relationship? Unfortunately not. Although I’m doing my best it doesn’t seem easy to find the right person nowadays. But #livegoodlife helps me to keep thinking positive and who knows maybe one day this will change too.
I hope #livegoodlife will help you too as it did with me.
In the long run many tweets don’t seem to be searchable. This is why I decided to have a backup of all my updates.
How to do it?
Few months ago I read the tips shared by Steve Rubel on this topic. The idea was to use Twistory to subscribe and consequentially import your tweets to Google Calendar. At that point all your tweets would have been saved and of course searchable. Really handy.
Unfortunately now Twistory works in a bit different way so Steve’s trick doesn’t work anymore but Marsh Gardiner came up with another interesting way to achieve the same goal. Enjoy!
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