I mentioned ifttt last year: it's a web automation tool that lets you glue different web services together. I used it to build a 6music bot this year which was very well received.

I also use it to back up my own twitter interactions. All of my tweets and mentions are emailed to me. I can then archive those mails with the rest of my mail.

I wrote a small python script to clean up the mails that ifttt spits out. The resulting mails are now only about twice as large as the maximum length of a tweet, rather than orders of magnitude larger. I've published it here: twitter.


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I used twimap which is a Perl script and puts tweets to an imap folder.
Comment by cstamas,
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Unfortunately, Twitter decided to cut off ifttt along with all the other third-party clients; you can no longer trigger anything based on Twitter.

Zapier seems to have some kind of arrangement that has survived. You might try that.

Comment by Anonymous,
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@Anonymous: I'm aware that all IFTTT Twitter triggers have been deleted, however I can still use IFTTT with Twitter's RSS feeds. The full details are on the twitter page.

It was adjusting my rules to work since the change that prompted me to blog.