Curation using Evernote and Twitter

Posted: January 25, 2013 in ETmooc
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I’ve been expanding my personal learning network recently using Twitter. The amount of helpful information I am able to find posted by people I follow is substantial.

twitter-birds

I have been collecting all the wonderful software tools and websites mentioned to use in research papers, and blog posts. The problem I had in the past though, was what to do with all those tweets and links to blogs and web pages. Since I’m usually using my iPhone, I would just send the links to Safari then save them to my reading list. Then eventually, I would go through the reading list and send each page to Evernote. Evernote is great for organizing all your bits of information, but you need to find an efficient work flow to get all the stuff in there. My way of doing things was proving to be slow and non productive.

Then I discovered that you could send tweets and their links directly to Evernote.Thanks to the Evernote-Twitter integration, you can easily capture the tweets you like: your own or those showing up in your stream.

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Evernote now lets you send public Twitter messages, and private Direct Messages, right into your Evernote account for searchable, permanent safekeeping. It’s called myEN, and here’s how it works.

First, you’ll need an Evernote account. The basic plan is free. Theres also a premium plan.

  1. Follow myEN on Twitter
  2. myEN will follow you back, and send you a Direct Message with a link
  3. Click the link, sign into Evernote, and connect your Evernote and Twitter accounts

How to use it:

For Public tweets: Add @myEN to the body of any public tweet.

For Direct Messages: Send a DM to myEN to create a new note in Evernote.

You can also: Retweet something you like and add @myEN to save it into Evernote.

That all you need to do. Now all those great tweets and links from twitter can be organized and used for research, lesson planning, or  blog postings.

Not using Evernote yet? Not sure why you need it, or how to use it?  Kasey Fleisher Hickey on the Evernote blog discusses 9 Things to capture from your Twitter stream. Don Inbody has a great post about how he uses Evernote to organize his research.

I’m expecting this new workflow to save me lots of time, while also keeping me organized. I hope this post was helpful to you. Leave me a comment and let me know how you organize all your stuff.

 

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Comments
  1. lisamnoble says:

    Woot! thanks for this – the other tool I use a fair amount for this purpose is Rebelmouse. It will store anything you tweet, or pin on Pinterest, or post on Facebook – and you can set up specific pages for where you’d like them to go. I am using Evernote a lot at school, and love this idea.

  2. Heather says:

    Thanks for the great idea. I have just started using Twitter more and was struggling with curating. Will definitely try this as I love Evernote.

  3. Sue Waters says:

    The other option is you can use IFTTT then all you need to do is favorite a tweet and it is sent to Evernote. You can read how I do it here -http://suewaters.com/2013/01/22/work-smarter-and-stay-connected-in-a-learning-community/

    I also use IFTTT to send starred posts in Google Reader automatically to Twitter.

  4. Thomas Joseph Okon says:

    Your welcome Lisa, Yes Evernote is a great tool. I also just heard about IFTTT from Sue Waters she says that you can use IFTTT then all you need to do is favorite a tweet and it is sent to Evernote. You can read how I do it here -http://suewaters.com/2013/01/22/work-smarter-and-stay-connected-in-a-learning-community/
    She also uses IFTTT to send starred posts in Google Reader automatically to Twitter.
    Great ideas Huh? Thanks for connecting. Ill look for you on Twitter. Go #etmooc

  5. Thomas Joseph Okon says:

    Your most welcome Heather, Isn’t Evernote cool? I also just heard about IFTTT from Sue Waters she says that you can use IFTTT then all you need to do is favorite a tweet and it is sent to Evernote. You can read how I do it here -http://suewaters.com/2013/01/22/work-smarter-and-stay-connected-in-a-learning-community/
    She also uses IFTTT to send starred posts in Google Reader automatically to Twitter.
    What great ideas. Thanks for connecting. Ill look for you on Twitter. Go #etmooc

  6. Thomas Joseph Okon says:

    Thanks Sue. I just also heard about IFTTT from Glenn Hervieux @SISQITMAN and Ben Wilkoff @bhwilkof. I didn’t know it existed. Looks like a great tool.
    Great post about all the tools for navigating Emooc. You sure know your stuff. Ill make sure to follow you.

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