If you’re a heavy Twitter user like me.
Strike that, very few of you will be Twitter junkies to the extent that I am.
Anyway, a lot of you will use Twitter favorites as a means of bookmarking Tweets, or specifically tweets with links, for later reading. I do anyway but because I follow a large number of people on Twitter and also use columns in Tweetdeck to search for tweets containing certain keywords I end up with a huge amount of favorites that I never get to sort through. See some of these I just want to read again and some links/url’s I might want to archive using a service like Delicious.
However Twitters web GUI is a useability bitch, especially since we are now all on “New Twitter” only allowing you to scroll through the list of favorites rather than search them.
What I had been doing was scroll through my favorites, open the links and save the interesting ones to Delicious. However that’s a slow manual process and I was favoriting tweets faster than I could archive them. Today I decided that it was time to automate this. Firing up the Google-box I typed in “exporting twitter favorites” and got this result.
I trawled through some of the links and had a look at this one which lists some tools to back up your complete Twitter profile. I also found this article providing some free code to export your actual Twitter favorites to a CSV file but:
- I’m not a coder so didn’t know how to run it.
- It’s Sunday so I am not going to start to learn how to run that code