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  1. Great tip Karen. I’m unsure as to how to grab the tweet using Jing though. Just tried and Jing doesn’t enable me to define a square.. it always drags a crossbar across the screen so that I’d be capturing not only the tweet but everything above and to the left of it. What am I not getting?!

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    Karen Skidmore Reply:

    If you can only capture your whole screen, that’s OK. Just edit the image in your photo editor – use the crop feature. The screen grab I am using now is Awesome Screenshot as it allows me to add arrows, text and other images before saving. It works really on Chrome, although I haven’t tested it on other web browsers.

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  2. Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail. Also, please check out my site http://www.myfitlive.com/Sieclas

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  3. We’ve just launched a solution that many of you will like. The tool is called dialogfeed – and it allows you to select the tweets and facebook messages to be published through a widget on your website.

    More that just “publishing twestimonials”, we also link back to the conversations on the social networks, and we allow for interaction on your site.

    We have a free trial at the moment – so just go to dialogfeed.com, register and try it out! I’m looking forward to your feedback!

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  4. Wow
    I’ve just tried this using the snipping tool, and it has worked a treat ! Thanks for sharing this Karen, what a great idea. Just one question; do you think you would have to check with the tweeter concerned that’s it’s ok to use them as part of your marketing/FB page etc..?
    sue

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    Karen Skidmore Reply:

    It’s a good question Sue and if you are unsure, it’s always best to ask (great excuse to be in touch again with someone!). But tweets (if they haven’t been tweeted from a protected account) are in the public domain so it is a pretty safe assumption to make that you can use them. I recommend you do the same with your recommendations from LinkedIn too.

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  5. Brilliant idea – just downloading Jing now – thanks for all the great tips Karen.
    Bindi

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  6. Hi Karen, love this simple and do-able solution! I was expecting the more technical advice of bookmarking your Twestimonials as “favourites” and then using them in a RSS feed on your website.

    Most people have a snipping tool on their computer that they can use for capturing screen shots. I only realised this a few months ago and have been using it ever since!

    Great advice!

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    Karen Skidmore Reply:

    I love using good old fashioned, simple stuff :O)

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  7. Great idea Karen. The real lesson is that it’s a huge mistake to assume that Twitter will keep anything – let alone people being able to find it. Twitter recently ditched all my old mentions that had some really useful stuff in. Apparently it’s a known issue but I’m still no closer to getting them back.

    Your screen shot idea is a good one, but maybe there’s another. I use Tweetdeck to handle all my Twitter accounts and searches etc. This is pretty good but imagine if there was the functionality to click on useful tweets and store them locally on your PC, or if you could set up to copy all your mentions and direct messages straight to your PC – a kind of an automatic divert. You could then dip into this repository whenever you needed.

    Do you know of any Twitter clients that do that? What about Hoot Suite which I believe that you use?

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    Karen Skidmore Reply:

    There are a few Twitter gadgets out there that could do this for you. I remember trying out this a while ago: http://www.tweetbook.in/index.php

    It creates a pdf of your tweets plus your favourites. There are a few more – I just found http://mytwebo.com/ too so not sure how that works.

    But you are absolutely right, Graham. A tweet is not around for ever and trying to find one from a while ago can be a pain. I would be very interested to know if anyone else has ideas on this.

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  8. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can turn out to be some of the best!
    I like this one !!
    Paul

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    Karen Skidmore Reply:

    Simples as the Meerkats like to say :)

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  9. Bev

    Karen this is such a fantastic idea, I’ve started already (over my Rice Krispies lol) – thank you so much!

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