Psst . . . I’m planning another book. Well, multiple books, but this one’s different than my normal novels. It’ll be a collection of the microfiction (really, really short stories) I write on Twitter.
I wanted to download all my old Tweets and search for ones with specific hashtags so I can easily choose which pieces of microfiction I want to use in my book. It ended up being a much harder task than I expected.
I decided to make a video for anyone else trying to navigate the craziness of archived Tweets on Twitter . . . and for me, next time I try to do this. I don’t want to have to figure it out all over again!
This 21-minute video will show you how to do the following:
- Organize the Tweets on the CSV/Excel file.
- Filter the Tweets to view only those containing a hashtag of your choice.
- Reformat the Tweets within Excel so they show up with the line breaks you originally used in Twitter.
In the end, you’ll end up with a spreadsheet of Tweets you can read through easily.
These instructions work on Excel 365 for Mac, at least as of today (June 18, 2019).
Here’s the video:
This is the Excel formula you’ll need for inserting line breaks. (See the video for instructions.)
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