Archive for January 1, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Archiving Favorite Tweets

I’ve long wanted a way to archive my favorite tweets to make them easily browsable and searchable. (As with tweets, Twitter stores the old favorites but does not make them readily available.) I have been using using Tweet Nest to archive my tweets, but it does not archive favorite tweets from other users.

There are a bunch of posts about this, but I have yet to find a good way to import old favorite tweets. For example, Twitterscribe only imported the most recent favorites and did not make them available on the Web, only for download. Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet wanted access to my whole Google Drive, and the output is, well, a spreadsheet.

There is, however, an easy way to archive favorites going forward. You can create an IFTTT recipe with a Twitter or trigger and a Pinboard action. Now my Twitter favorites and starred posts get archived in Pinboard.