Here’s a service that can save tweets for later reading – #Startup

saving tweetsJeez, Content explosion. So much to read, so little time. There are scores of bookmarking Sites or services such as Pocket to save interesting Web pages or links for a read later. But now, someone has come up with the bright idea of even blocking interesting tweets with a link to an article or video which you don’t have the time to read or watch right now.

Introducing the @ReadLaterBot, a special twitter account that will create a special “Read Later” collection of tweets for you as you DM tweets to it.

Using @ReadLaterBot is easy:

Step 1: Follow @ReadLaterBot on Twitter
Step 1.5: Login with the bot (via DM) so it can do stuff for you
Step 2: DM tweets to it. That’s it

Writing on Medium, creator “Jazzy Chad” says: Sending tweets via DM is very easy. In the official Twitter app, just long-press a tweet in your timeline & choose ‘Send via Direct Message’, then fire it off to @ReadLaterBot. Likewise on the Website, just click the “…” button on any tweet & choose “Share via Direct Message.”

If you’re not using an official Twitter app, you can just copy the link to the tweet itself and DM it to @ReadLaterBot.

@ReadLaterBot takes advantage of a little-known feature of Twitter called “Collections” (it’s kind of like Lists for tweets) . So everything’s happening within Twitter itself, there are no 3rd party services or Sites involved, & the list of tweets you’re creating is also stored inside Twitter. (Note: Collections that @ReadLaterBot makes are public (just like your list of favs/likes), so anyone would be able to see your Read Later collection if they have the url.)

Chad likens @ReadLaterBot to services like Pocket or Instapaper, except it’s only for saving tweets & everything is kept within a Twitter account.

– This post is merely a startup profile based on publicly available information & not a review. –
Image Credit: @ReadLaterBot/Twitter




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