I shared this tip on my Facebook page a while back (a good reason to like my FB page—extra tips!), but it's useful so I thought I'd put it here to in case you missed it.
Sometimes it's handy to be able to reference a specific tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook. Of course, if you see something you want to talk about in your stream, you can't just link to "twitter.com" or "facebook.com" and expect people to see what exactly you're referring to. Maybe someone tweeted or said something you would like to save, link to or otherwise reference. For example, I used this technique on my Tell Your Time sales page to highlight the very nice thing Crystal at Money Saving Mom® said (that's a screenshot of her tweet).
How to Grab the URL for a Tweet or Status Update
Simply click the timestamp of any tweet or status update and you'll be taken directly to its own page. Then you can grab its unique URL.
When I click on the timestamp, I'm taken to the tweet's own page and I can grab the URL here:
It's the same for Facebook. Just click on the timestamp for any status update or comment.
Clicking on the status update's timestamp brings you here and then you can grab the URL.
Good for Cross-Promotion!
I often use this to cross-promote my stuff. So, if there's a great discussion on my Facebook page, for example, I might copy its URL and tweet it with something like: "Love this convo we're having on Facebook. What do you think? [link]"
I hope that's helpful!
What about you? Do you find yourself doing this as much as I do?