I’ve added a new sub page to gorelets.com that will collect and archive all my posts to twitter.com, so you don’t have to go to their website and try to hunt for them.
What I like about this is not only will it allow me to keep a record of all those brief snippets of weirdness that I’ve posted that are hard to find in twitter’s archives, but it also lets readers like you search for things that you’d have a hard time finding on twitter itself, and it doesn’t require signing up for twitter to do so at all (though I think you should).
You can find some fun things in the Nest, by searching for keywords of your interest or filtering archives by month. (Remember: use the search box on the nest, not on twitter itself). Keyword searches are pretty cool. (Quick example: try a search for “amazon” and you’ll get a list of all the books I’ve recommended on twitter over the past two years). You can also see “pre-focused discussions” used by twitter #hashtags. If you enter a “hashtag” (basically a keyword preceded by a # sign) in the search, you can filter the list to show only one conversation or thread. You have to know what these are first, but if you spot a #hashtag mentioned in a tweet, try searching for it on my nest rather than clicking on it (which will take you to twitter itself) — and you’ll cut out a lot of noise.
Example: search for “#whohorrors”, and you can read all the twisted puns on songs by The Who I ran during last year’s superbowl party. Other fun #hashtag searches might be: #zombiehaiku, #nanowrimo, #retrospective, #bandhybrids
[With thanks to Andy Graulund for sharing the system!]
POSTSCRIPT, 5/30/12 —
I’ve now added a new subpage where you can view my tweets clustered by topic and trend. Visit http://gorelets.com/nest// to check it out!
Also note that the best of The Nest now appears in the hardcover edition of my book, The Gorelets Omnibus! Get this for your shelf before a solar flare wipes out the entire internet.