This is something I do as well. But it starts to get overwhelming! The favorites list gets longer and longer and much harder to navigate. I have started using Storify to categorize and organize tweets I have retweeted or favorited. With all the insightful and helpful resources I find on Twitter, I truly need a way to keep them organized for future reference. And the favorites list isn't working for me anymore!
Storify to the rescue! Such a helpful tool!
- I can go back and reference tweets much more quickly.
- I can categorize tweets into different topics. Some example categories: Technology Tools, Book Recommendations, Writing Tips, Teaching Ideas, etc.
- I can share tweets with people who are not on twitter, which is a great way to show how useful Twitter can be.
- I can collect resources on a certain topic and then share that out with my PLN.
- Other than just twitter, I can keep track of specific blog posts, webpages, YouTube videos, etc on a specific topic.
- If you install the Chrome extension, you can add a tweet to your published Storify right from Twitter, which makes collecting much faster! It also allows you to add any webpage to a Storify in one click.
This year, my school was doing intensive research about 1-1 and BYOD programs. We were asked to call other schools who have implemented and see about their results. I did this, of course. But I found most of the answers to my questions on Twitter. I came back with a much more enthusiastic and optimistic outlook of BYOD than some of my colleagues. As I was participating in chats, asking questions, getting answers, and finding sources, I started to keep track of them in a story on Storify. This helped me to synthesize the information and to share it back with the group of teachers doing the research. It also helped me to REMEMBER all the amazing ideas I had learned on twitter.
Below is my Storify from my 1-1 Research and the most recent one I created called Blogging Tips and Ideas.
Try this out tomorrow and see if it helps you organize and sort all the great ideas and links you find on Twitter!