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Thursday, June 07, 2012

 

Embedding Tweets: A How-To

While perusing several author websites, as well as my favorite news sites, I noticed that quite a few sites are adding embedded tweets .

What's an embedded tweet?


See, even I can make it work! And so can you. It's a simple process.


The embedded feature rolled out back in December when Twitter pages received an upgrade. Follow these step-by-step directions to add tweets to your blog or website.


  1. Click on "expand."
  2. Now, data about the tweet is listed: time, date, and method of delivery to Twitter.At the end of that string, you'll see the word "Details." Click it.
  3. At this point, you'll see the individual tweet (or conversation if you're carrying on a discussion with another person/Twitter user. Now, you'll notice those three words you've been longing to hear (or in this case, read): Embed this Tweet.
  4. Choose the type of embed code and cut and paste the HTML code into your blog or website.

Why embed a tweet? Why not?

First, embedding a tweet adds a graphic element to your site or blog. It draws readers' eyes to a specific spot on the page.

But it does so much more.

Embedded tweets allow readers to offer comments, let a conversation continue in a blog post format, or add a tweet to your email signature.

It's a great tool for interaction.


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