Find Tweetable Sentences With ‘Save Publishing’

This post with tweetable sentences highlighted by Save Publishing. Image: Screenshot/Webmonkey

Ever wish you could quickly scan an article and find all the 140 character or less sentences so you could figure out which to post to Twitter? The idea had never occurred to me, but now that I’ve used the Save Publishing bookmarklet I have to admit, it actually is pretty darn useful.

Save Publishing is a bookmarklet that highlights any tweetable sentences on a given page. You can grab it from SavePublishing.com or head over to GitHub if you’d like to see the source (Save Publishing is written in CoffeeScript).

The bookmarklet is the work of former Harper’s editor Paul Ford, perhaps better known as @ftrain. Ford says the project started as a joke, but “now it’s serious and I use it all day.”

I expected the novelty to wear off quickly after I used it a few times, but now it’s been a few days and I still find myself using it. Sometimes the faintly ridiculous manages to become useful. What would make Save Publishing more useful is a way to use it within Twitter clients like Tweetbot, but thus far that’s not possible.