WordPress Blackbird Pie: Embed Tweets in WordPress Pages, Posts, and Comments


WordPress and Twitter have become more cleanly integrated with WordPress Blackbird Pie. This feature of WordPress allows users to embed tweets into pages, posts, and comments with a very simple 4-step process:

  1. Find the tweet you wish to embed.
  2. Click on the timestamp for that tweet.
  3. Copy the URL for that individual tweet.
  4. Paste the URL on a line by itself in the editor of your WordPress page, post, or comment.

Here’s an example of how things look and work when you’ve done this:

This is better than a screenshot of a tweet because readers are hotlinked to the tweet itself. Click on the link above and see for yourself!

The Big Question:

What’s the advantage of embedding tweets in blog pages, posts, or comments? Please share your ideas about how using this tool might make your visits to this blog more useful to you.

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I Don’t LOL


LOL on iPhoneTwittering. Blogging. Facebooking. And yes, for those stuck in ancient technology, emailing. Every time you check your site, someone, somewhere has ended a post with “LOL.” Not me. I don’t LOL. Here’s why: it’s TC. I mean, it’s totally cliché. Or, if you prefer, it’s LTC—that is, “like, totally cliché.”

Apparently, “TC” is already spoken for; it’s the official text messaging acronym for “take care.” OK, fine. I can live with that. So TC; in fact, TCWYA—take care with your acronyms.

I’ve got nothing against acronyms. But social networking has taken this way too far. I just don’t believe there are that many people out there “laughing out loud” at any given time, and telling the rest of the world, or maybe only their 4,658 friends on Facebook.

KWIM?

Twitter Me Mad


twitter-imageCall me crazy. I’ve now entered the world of twittering.

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