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Jez Cope's blog on becoming a research technologist

Twitter favourites by daily email

I quite often favourite tweets that I want to come back and refer to. Unfortunately, I rarely actually get round to going back over my favourite tweets, so I wanted a way to get them into an inbox that I check regularly (á la Getting Things Done).

I finally got round to figuring this out the other day, so here’s my recipe:

  1. You can get an RSS feed of your favourites using a URL of the form https://api.twitter.com/1/favorites.rss?screen_name=jezcope, though obviously you should replace “jezcope” with your own Twitter handle.
  2. Once you’ve checked that’s working, copy it and feed it to a daily email digest generator. I’m currently trying blogtrottr which seems to be working well and gives you the option of checking at a range of frequencies from 1 to 24 hours.

That’s it — pretty simple huh? You’ll probably get an email containing all of your favourites to start, and then future emails will contain just the latest favourites.