Twitter is becoming an increasingly important business tool and yet what we post which could easily be lost forever.
I don’t know about your organisation but for Headscape twitter is a vital marketing tool. Through the Boagworld twitter stream we promote products, workshops, clinics and obviously our web design services to0. However twitter is not just a promotional tool. It is also valuable archive for various thoughts, ideas and links.
Unfortunately twitter has two weaknesses: first, it only allows you to search a limited subset of your tweets. Second, all of your tweets are held by third party who may decide to delete them either intentionally or by accident.
Fortunately there is a tool called Tweetnest that helps you deal with both of these issues. To begin with it backs up all of your tweets onto your own web server ensuring that they are safe for the future. However more importantly, it also allows you to search your entire tweet archive. This has already proved invaluable as I desperately try to remember whether I’ve tweeted on a subject and if so what I said. It is also great for retrieving links that you only vaguely remember.
Admittedly you require some technical knowledge to be able to set this up on your server. However it is currently completely free and as long as you have a basic understanding of your hosting environment it is not difficult to set up.