How to archive your Twitter Chats and conference hashtags using Keepstream.com plus eight other Twitter content curation tools
Are you participating in Twitter chats and want to archive the content? Or perhaps you want to save content that you or others share on Twitter as a list of great resources, for example when attending a conference?
Curating content has never been easier – you no longer have to take a screen shot of content and then add it to an article or blog post.
Yes Twitter has enabled a way to embed Tweets using their Blackbird Pie functionality which you can see in action here from back in 2010 when they released this tool.
You can also use these additional ways to embed Twitter into your blog or website:
- Add the WordPress.org Blackbird Pie plugin
- Use Publitweet who have created a Blackbird Bookmarket to curate the Tweets
- If you use Google Chrome then you can use the Blackbird extension.
However a very simple tool that you can use is called Keepstream which I came across today thanks to Richard Binhammer on Google Plus as he was sharing some content from someone in his organisation (Dell) who had captured the Tweets shared at one of their employee events.
You can watch a video of how Keepstream.com works either on YouTube or below:
You can see an example of what I curated on Keepstream to demonstrate the tool below:
Keepstream.com will let you bring in your Twitter posts, your Twitter lists, your Twitter favourites and importantly when attending conferences or participating in Twitter Chats you can search on Twitter for example for Twitter Hashtags.
Keepstream also enables you to annotate the content and reorder the content that you curate.
They have a bookmarket tool which I was able to get to work on Firefox but not on Chrome which provides a handy way to record content as you are surfing the web to add to your Keepstream curated content at a later time.
What I didn’t like was the fact I could not find a way to delete content that I had bookmarked and then had decided not to use.
Once you title your Keepstream curated content you are invited to share it on Facebook and Twitter or you can take the embed code to add it to your website. And if you want to make changes to your stream of content you can go back to edit it later.
Keepstream is definitely a way to curate your Twitter content.
ALTERNATIVE TOOLS TO KEEPSTREAM TO RECORD TWITTER CHATS AND CONVERSATIONS
1. An alternative tool you could you could use to curate a Twitter list is Publitweet
2. To record a Twitter hashtag from a conference or Twitter Chat you could apply to access the beta version of Hashtracking – note that the free version only records the last 1000 Tweets in the last 24 hours – there is a paid service if you want to access a report on a month to month basis
3. You can create a PDF document of a Twitter hashtag stream for a conference or Twitter chat using
Tweetdoc – a great way to keep a permanent copy that you could then upload to Scribd.com or SlideShare.net if you do not want or can not host it on your own site.
4. My favourite tool however is Storify which has a lot of functionality enabling you to easily archive not just Tweets but other content from across the web and also allows you to have a visual identity for each Storify you curate.Take a look at how this has been used by The Guardian newspaper in the UK and also by the Foreign and Commonwealth office in the UK. You can see my curated stories on Storify here and also see an example of how Twitter is being used by journalists here.
What other tools do you like and recommend to archive content online be that your Twitter chats or conference and live event hashtags?