Welcome to the last day of the 10DoTUOD!
Todays Post will be about the Past and Future of your Twitter account
Depending on how long you have had your Twitter account, you can produce thousands of tweets! Sometimes we may want to discard and reuse a tweet.
Deleting a tweet
You can delete your own tweets, by clicking “more” on the righthand side of your tweet, then click “delete tweet”.
If you make a mistake in a tweet, it might be less confusing to send another tweet with a correction rather than delete one that people may already have seen.
You can save a link to individual tweets. Each tweet has its own URL. To find this, you click on “more” on the righthand side of your tweet, click “copy link to tweet”. It will take you to the URL of that individual tweet, which you can copy and paste.
You can save it, bookmark it, embed it in a website, or email it to people. However it might not be the best way to present your Tweets to someone.
Your Twitter Archive
If you want a copy of all your tweets, then Twitter can send you an archive of everything you’ve tweeted.
- Click on “Profile and Settings”.
- Then “settings and privacy”
- At the bottom of the account page you will see “your twitter achieve” and Click “send email”.
- When you have the sent email, you will get redirected back to Twitter from a link. You can download all the information from your account, including your Tweet history in an Excel format.
3rd Party Websites
Using this 3rd party application is a useful way to keep tweets, especially for others. Storify is the tool which makes a narrative overview of tweets and other social media by linking to content on the web, including tweets, websites and blogs, Facebook posts, Youtube videos or photos on Flickr.
The Future: Scheduling
Our future tweets and how to manage them?
You can schedule tweets to send themselves automatically in the Future. You can’t do this from Twitter itself, but will need to use one of the additional apps.
Although Twitter is a medium which captures the moment, there are several reasons why you might want to schedule tweets for a later time. Not only can this save you time, it can make sure tweets are consistent and targetable to your audience.
Using this tool can help you to preform many tasks. Scheduling is one useful feature to plan Tweets ahead. When you have signed up or logged in, you simply click on the calendar icon, write your tweet, set a time and date and click schedule. #Simple
Ten Days of Twitter for Learning Developers was originally adapted from a similar programme for STEM researchers, also created by Helen Webster. The materials are available under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA.
Ten Days of Twitter has been adapted by Technology Enhanced Learningfor use at UOD, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.
We are extremely grateful for the work put in by Helen Webster, the LD5Digital Things team and the University of Sussex’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team, and for sharing their great resources with the community!