Do you Tweet?
If so, embedding Tweets is a great way to incorporate your Twitter experience with your Daily Kos activity.
It's quite simple, and takes only moments to do. If you know how.
Meet me below the Fleur-de-kos for the instructions and some images to help you along...
In honor of Earth Day (yesterday), I choose this Tweet for today's class in #TwitterTools.
happy earth day you guys look gr8 in dis pic twitter.com/MsRebeccaBlack…— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) April 23, 2013
1. Find the Tweet you want to embed on Twitter. It will look like this:
2. See the Reply - Retweet - Favorite - More part near the bottom?
3. Click the * * * More part and you'll get 2 choices: Email or Embed
4. Click Embed Tweet and a popup will show code. Highlight and copy the code.
5. Paste that code into a diary or comment here at Daily Kos and it becomes an Embedded Tweet.
|When you first embed a Tweet here, it just looks like a grey colored blockquote box. But if you reload/refresh the page, it looks like a Tweet on Twitter.|
WARNING: Twitter has changed how to perform this function (slightly) at least twice in the past year. It may happen again. However, both have been only tweaks to the process, not a complete overhaul. I expect future changes will be the same, and you'll be able to adapt. If not? I'll do another diary if the next change is significant.
Please use today's diary as a "sandbox" (that's #techtalk for a place to practice before using your new skills in the real world).
Leave comments and try to embed a Tweet from Twitter.
Use the one I use in the diary if you'd like, just right-click on the timestamp on the embedded Tweet at the top of the diary and choose "open in new tab".
Twitter will open with that Tweet on the page. Then you can grab the code and try and embed it in your comment on this page (which will still be open and waiting for you to come back to).
PS - Twitter also has a Visual Guide to Embedding Tweets right here. Of course, I like mine better. But along with "Hotlisting" this diary, you could 'bookmark" that URL for future reference.