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If you have a blog you know that a key to promotion and usability is that your posts have their own URL—a stable place on the Internet. Beyond that posts are indexed by search engines and are always available. They also enable other bloggers to link to you or comment directly on your post. All of this is great for getting your message out there.

With Twitter a tweet is out of the stream within a minute, if that. While available on some Search.Twitter.com and some other search apps, Tweets don’t really have a permanent home on the web. The good news is that there are some ways to make your Twitter activity more permanent. Here are two methods for giving your Tweets longer life:

Technorati Method

Technorati is a blog search engine founded for “collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation.” They are now a full service media company for blogging and social media and are one of the top archives for blogs on the Internet. They offer the option to “Claim your blog.” By treating Twitter like a “micro-blog” you can save and index all of your Tweets, making them available to the entire web

The Method:
1. Go to http://technorati.com and Login or open a new account.
2. Go to the BLOGS tab and click on My Blogs.
3. Click on “Claim a new blog.”
4. Enter your Twitter profile URL (http://twitter.com/MurrayNewlands)
5. Post the code they give you as a new Twitter message.
6. Click “Claim”
7. Fill out your profile information.

WordPress Method

This method will archive your Tweets and create content for your website/blog.

The Method:
1. Go to Alex King’s WordPress page.
2. Download “Twitter Tools” plug in.
3. Upload it to the wp-content/plugins directory on your server.
4. Activate the plugin in the WP admin.
5. Click on the Settings link to see the Twitter Tools option.
6. Choose your preferred options.

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