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Twitter Shows Embeddable Tweet Example

Twitter Likes In-Article Tweets, Gets Ready to Ease the Process

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Update: Twitter has made an update to tha post saying, "No, really. It’s very simple. Just a snippet of code you’ll be able to use to generate simple, selectable flat-HTML tweets like the one we used here."

Original Article:Twitter has a post up on its Media blog today talking about the use of tweets in articles. Basically, the company appears to be completely in favor of journalists and bloggers inserting tweets to articles (even pasting them in as images).

However, the company also claims to have a better way to do it, and that way will be revealed tomorrow. Twitter says a pasted-in image of a tweet is "a bit of a hack," adding, "We have a simple alternative to propose; it’s coming tomorrow."

One can only assume, as suggested here, that Twitter will indeed launch an embed feature (not unlike YouTube) to insert tweets with a snippet of code. It’s possible that Twitter could have something else in mind. Not all of the company’s ideas are entirely conventional, but that would make sense, would it not?

Tweets to be embeddable?

It would certainly make things easier for those of us who do like to cite Twitterers in articles. Twitter has been well established as a channel for breaking news, and where important figures may offer bits of news, wisdom, or other generally interesting nuggets of text. Making it as easy as possible to quote them is in the best interest for all involved.

In fact, Twitter talks about how its solution would ensure quotes are accurate. Nothing wrong with that.

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  • Stupidscript

    I’d love to see an embeddable bit of code that is a feed (micro-feed) tied to a particular topic/poster. For example, put up a little embed code to have any tweet tied to “#ashcloud” displayed in a scrolling list on my website … maybe 5 tweets at a time. I don’t think we’ll have long to wait.

    • http://www.HomelandSecureIT.com John M. Hoyt

      I like that idea… I have a feed that shows MY tweets on a page, but would be neat to focus on branding and display a feed of everything related to #xyx

  • http://kabarberitajunie.blogspot.com Junie

    i like that idea….. go…go…

  • http://www.tamisiumextractors-hi.com Guest

    being able to embed this code to bring more awareness and attention to my content and website is always a good thing.. truly being able to brand and share a technology that in infancy like ours is a welcome addition and a new way to educate people.. thanks Twitter ;)

  • http://www.butteredham.com Aaron B.

    I don’t think they’re talking about feeds here; we can already do that. They’re saying you spot a tweet you want to include in an article about something, so instead of cutting and pasting it, you use a code to pull it into your page wrapped in a nice format with the person’s Twitter name and image.

    On the downside, don’t tweets disappear after a while? If the tweet disappears, or if Twitter drops this service or changes the API, you’re going to have a hole in your article.

    Stupidscript, there are ways to turn most any Twitter list or search into an RSS feed, which you can then display however you like. A one-step process from Twitter would be easier, but what you’re asking for is doable now.

  • http://www.8womendream.com Eightwomendream

    I need this for our blog by may 16 ;-) We have an event we could sure use this with!! Hurry hurry hurry ;-)

  • http://myinspirationstoday.com/ InspirationsUnlimited

    Wow! This is cool!

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