Automatic Pinboard bookmarks from Twitter
Pinboard developer Maciej Cegłowski on a rad new feature:
You can now turn on a setting that will monitor a Twitter username and automatically add any bookmarks posted to their public stream.
Tweets containing URLs will post as a regular bookmark, with the “toread” flag set, and the tag “from:twitter” automatically added. Any #hashtags that appear in the tweet will be converted into a pair of tags—one of them with the prepended hash, and one without (so for a tweet containing “#foo”, pinboard will add tags “foo” and “#foo”).
Pinboard will dereference any shortened URLs to their full form before saving the bookmark. It will also try to get the title of the link to use as the bookmark title. In cases where that doesn’t work, the title will post as “Untitled (URL)”.
Clever and useful. The default posting behaviour is well-considered. I enabled the option to save bookmarks as private by default so that I can tidy up/delete the incoming Twitter links before making the good ones public. I am really starting to like using Pinboard.†
† Though the app’s markup could use some semantic goodness.