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November 6, 2011 / carlispina

Make a Timeline of Your Social Media Accounts with Timekiwi

Visualizing all of your social media activity in a single place can be a great way to make sure that your friends and followers see all of your posts without having to find you on a multitude of services.  I’ve blogged in the past about Glossi, a great service that brings all of your posts together into a magazine-format page, but now there is another option. Timekiwi, which just relaunched with a new look a couple of days ago, pulls content from multiple social media accounts into a single timeline that can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The final product is a clean, easy-to-read timeline that shows all your activity across multiple social media services including Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr. According to their website, they also support RSS feeds from other services and blogs, though I wasn’t able to find this feature, so it may not be operational yet. Once you have signed in with Twitter or Facebook and added any other accounts you wish to include, your personal timeline is populated within a few seconds. It bears considering what you want your username to be before signing in though, as your username will be taken from either Twitter or Facebook, depending on which one you use to sign in for the first time. Once you have this username, it will be the basis for your own personal URL, which you can then use to share your timeline. Timekiwi also makes it easy to share the resulting timeline on Facebook and Twitter and offers a button that can be added to any website to link directly to your timeline. For companies and brands, Timekiwi plans to offer a paid service (currently in private beta), which will give users the ability to curate which posts are included in the timeline.

While Timekiwi’s timeline would be great for individuals who are active on multiple social media services, I could also see this service being useful for libraries that want to pull all of their social media activity onto a single, attractive page. Unfortunately, the ability to embed timelines on a website is currently limited to paid subscriptions, which would be a limitation for libraries, but it would be easy enough to redirect patrons to the library’s timeline on Timekiwi. All in all, Timekiwi is a great way to create a timeline of your social media activity and since they plan to expand to other social networks over time, its usefulness will likely only increase.

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