The reality of social media for writers is this … anyplace we tweet, replay, post, expound, rant or rail is writing (just like, I suppose, Twinkies are, technically, food). And For anyone trying to become a diarist, an increasing amount of what would once have been relegated to the pages of a diary or blog ends up being left on the various fora and social media sources we take part in. Heretofore, I haven’t been able to find an easy, intuitive way to get a summary of all my brilliance in one place.
I just started using Memento, an iPhone/iPod touch-only app that acts as a simple diary. The layout is beautiful and the feature set appropriately limited. However, the best part is that Memento will also capture all of your social media and similar feeds and document them to the same day they occurred. So my clever replies to friends, tweets, etc. are all gathered and shown as links in a given day’s entry. It’s like a readable, searchable greatest hits collection.
It ends up being less of a social media aggregator and more on an archiver with date awareness.
In any case, I like being able to see what I said in one place. It’s a beautiful app and at $1.99, it’s an easy investment.