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Have you ever wished that there was an easier way to organize your tweets and save them? Have you come across a few tweets or maybe a conversation from Twitter that you wanted to share on your blog? Well if you’re looking for a tool that can do both of those things, you’ll definitely appreciate Keepstream. It’s a tool for curating, organizing, and embedding your tweets. You can grab tweets from a search query, your favorites, or via the bookmarklet and then organize them into collections for safekeeping or sharing.
To get started you’ll need to create a new collection in which to add items to. You’ll notice 2 columns: the column on the left is where you can find tweets and Facebook items (if you connect your account – see more below) to add to the collection column on the right. When you find a tweet or Facebook status that you want to use, click on the plus sign (or drag and drop) to add it to your collection. You can also name your collection, save it as a draft, and then publish it when ready.
If some of the tweets you use have a link in them, Keepstream will add a thumbnail and description (in a Facebook-like manner) so that you can preview before clicking through.
The only downside is that only you can add tweets to it; there is not yet a way to collaborate with other users.
Once you’re done, you’ll have the option to share your collection on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Google+ (coming soon).
If you’re wondering how the bookmarklet works, it’s pretty simple. When you find an update or tweet that you like, just click on the bookmarklet and it will add the item to your queue on Keepstream. If you notice the image under “Create New Collection” above, there is also a Keepstream icon next to the Twitter and Facebook icons. This is your queue.
When you add items via the bookmarklet, they’re put here so that you can add them to new or existing collections. Once you add an item to your collection, it becomes faded so that you cannot use it anymore.
Although you sign into Keepstream with Twitter, you can connect your account with Facebook and/or WordPress so that you can also share your collections on either service. Note: The WordPress service does work with self-hosted account.
That’s all there is to Keepstream – finding items, organizing them, publishing, and sharing. A tool like this is definitely useful and can come in handy for all types of situations.
What do you think of Keepstream?
Charnita is a full-time freelance writer and blogger with 3+ years of experience, and also the owner of SocialWebTools.info. She's also an early adopter who loves trying out new social media tools along with Web and iOS (iPad) apps. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.