For the past few months I’ve been using a neat little Twitter web app. It’s not something that I use every day, but it makes my life a lot easier the one or two times I use it every week.
It’s called All My Tweets, and it’s at allmytweets.net. This is what it looks like:
That’s all. And as you may have guessed, it shows you all of the tweets (up to 3,200) of any Twitter user that you type in. You don’t need to sign up, and you don’t have to authenticate via Twitter.
When you type in someone’s Twitter username, you get a page that looks like this:
There are two things I use this tool for.
1. To find certain tweets
If I’m looking for a particular tweet of mine (sometimes I want to go back and read something and sometimes I can’t remember if I’ve tweeted something or not) or someone else’s, this is the easiest way to find it. Just enter in the pertinent username at All My Tweets and do a search on the page for the tweet. Really simple.
2. To create weekly tweet roundup posts
This is something I’ve been doing on Amazopia, my Amazon and Kindle blog. There are Amazon- and Kindle-related news and informational articles that are interesting and worth a read but that I don’t talk about in the blog posts. So every Monday I create an “Amazon News and Stories That We Tweeted But Didn’t Write About Last Week” post (here’s the one from yesterday).
This is what one of those posts looks like:
Using All My Tweets, this Twitter roundup post takes only a few minutes to create. I just enter “Amazopia” into All My Tweets and copy all of the tweets since the last time I did the roundup. I then paste the tweets into a new WordPress post. Next, I delete all of the tweets on that list that I sent out about new Amazopia posts (remember, this is stuff that is worth reading but that I didn’t already write about) and, finally, I delete the little “open this tweet in Twitter” arrow image, and that’s it! It requires no further formatting or anything.
You could also use this tool to gather up your tweets in preparation for publication, like if you want to make a book out of your tweets (Steve Martin is working on one).
No, this isn’t a huge life-saving app, but it’s a neat little tool that I think is pretty darn handy. Go check out All My Tweets and let me know what you think.
- What else could this tool be used for?
- What would YOU use All My Tweets for?