How do you read Twitter updates? I’m apt to pop into TweetDeck in the early morning, at lunchtime and again in the evening. Sometimes, especially when I’m accessing Twitter on my iPhone, I’ll see an interesting item that I just don’t have time to click through and read.
Packrati to the rescue! This handy little site lets you set up an account that will bookmark Twitter links that you have marked as favorites. Packrati can save the links to Delicious, Read It Later, Instapaper, Diigo and several other services.
Here’s how it works. Suppose I see a brilliant tweet that links to a long blog post or article. I don’t have time to read it now, but I don’t want to forget about it. I’ll mark it as a “favorite” on Twitter, and then Packrati automatically adds the item to my Delicious account, tagged “packrati.” When I have time later, I go into my Delicious bookmarks, and read the item. I may decide then to add my own Delicious tags to it.
Give Packrati a try! For me, it’s become an integral part of my content curation efforts.
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