Awessome! got in bed with Twitter and the love child is magical!
So Anderson Cooper tweeted this earlier today:
Just finished another very good book #BeautifulRuins. I recommend it.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) July 11, 2012
The tweet is now dead. Apart from the users who saw it, it is gone. A byte of code buried in the graveyard of tweets on a server farm somewhere where most of the tombstones contain the words “Justin Bieber”.
Which means that the recommendation Anderson Cooper made for the book Beautiful Ruins is lost as well. My guess is that over time hundreds of thousands of people would be interested in knowing his personal reading recommendations.
Unfortunately the only people privy to this knowledge are the one’s who were lucky enough to see this recommendation fly across their twitter stream.
Not anymore. Starting today whenever you tweet a recommendation, just include the hashtag #awessome and the recommendation will be automagically saved to your Awessome! profile (you need to sign-up for Awessome! with your twitter account first of course).
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Go to Awessome! and sign-up using your Twitter account. Takes approx 47 seconds.
Step 2: In the future whenever you tweet a recommendation, include the hashtag #awessome. All the information you include in your tweet will automatically be saved. If your tweet doesn’t include an image, then the system will take a best guess and select a picture from Google Images.
Step 3: This is how the tweet will appear on Awessome!
Step 4: Over time, you build a rich repository of all your recommendations.
Awessome! was built with the goal of making finding recommendations ridiculously easy. We just took another huge step in that direction.
If a recommendation is good enough to tweet. It deserves to be saved. Sign-up here and get started :)
The tweet is dead. Long live the tweet. #savethetweet