As I was reading my Twitter stream this morning, Nathan Smith’s tweet caught my attention.
Oh, right. I forgot that Pinboard allows for searching one's own fav'd tweets. Duh. Problem solved. Still wish Twitter did that itself. 🙂
— Nathan Smith (@nathansmith) June 26, 2017
I agree, Nathan. It makes no sense that Twitter doesn’t allow you to search your favorited, what are now called “Liked,” tweets.
Like lots of other Twitter users, I use the Like feature to bookmark resources or stories I like.
But somehow I had forgotten or didn’t realize that Pinboard, the social bookmarking site, allows you to import bookmarks from your Twitter account.
Setting up Pinboard to Import Bookmarks from Your Twitter Account
In order to use Pinboard to import bookmarks, you’ll need to sign up for a Pinboard account.
Cost is $11/year; archiving accounts cost $25/year.
Once your Pinboard account is set up, authorize your Twitter account to connect to Pinboard. (Since Pinboard uses Oauth, you can connect a private or a public Twitter account.)
Note: you’re limited to connecting three Twitter accounts to Pinboard.
In Pinboard, select Settings from the navigation menu.
On the Settings page, select the Twitter tab.
As of June 2017, you have three options for configuring Pinboard, to add:
- Links in tweets for your account as bookmarks
- Links in Twitter favorites as bookmarks
- Hashtags as tags in Pinboard.
You have the option to mark your tweets as read or unread. Once you’ve configured your Twitter options, select Save Changes.
Add another Twitter account by selecting Add an account.
View and Search for Tweets in Pinboard
To view your tweets in Pinboard, select the tweets tab on your home page.
Your list of liked tweets will display. To search your liked tweets, use the search box.
It’s unfortunate Twitter doesn’t have a native search feature for liked Tweets. I’m glad to have the ability to search liked tweets in my Pinboard account.
Thank you, Nathan for tweeting about it!