Twickie: easily blog responses to a Twitter question (Something for the Weekend #14)



This week’s Something for the Weekend tool review continues the Twitter theme with a simple tool which helps bridge the Twitter-blog divide.

If you’ve ever posted a question on Twitter and followed it up with a blog post discussing the responses, you’ll have probably been frustrated by the inability to present those responses in the blog post – you either have to link to each one, or copy and paste them from Twitter Search (which means ugly table-based HTML and irrelevant messages, newest-first).

Twickie is a cute solution to that problem. You log on with your Twitter username and password, browse through your recent tweets to find the question you posted, and click on ‘Get @s‘ to see the replies ordered oldest- or newest-first.

At that point you are also given some HTML you can then copy and paste into a blog post – and this is not embedded code so will not disappear if Twickie does.

I’ve used this twice already this week – but a word of advice: Twickie only allows you to look at replies to your most recent tweets, so if you leave it too late you might not be able to find it. If this is the case, you’ll have to delete some of your tweets and refresh Twickie until the tweet in question is within the last few dozen.

Also, if you tweet too soon after Twickie will not be able to find all the responses to the tweet posing the question, so make sure you leave a generous amount of time before tweeting again.

UPDATE: Stefan Lewandwoski informs me that the formatting means tweets don’t show up when the post is viewed on an iPhone

6 thoughts on “Twickie: easily blog responses to a Twitter question (Something for the Weekend #14)

  1. whozman

    Just a correction regarding the last statement – if the tweet that you are interested in getting replies for is past your most recent 50 tweets you just have to get its tweet id (from clicking on its permalink in twitter) and then paste that id into the Search. BTW you can also use the search to get conversation threads, results from hash tag searches as well as person-to-person conversations and then post results to your blog.

    If you have any questions send me a @ at @whozman.

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  5. RaiulBaztepo

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo


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