#Greetings, TWEETers and Kossacks!
If you missed the DKos TWEETers intro, see it here, for mission statement and goals: New Group - DKos TWEETers
Yesterday, I covered the Intro to Twitter, what it is, how to register and build a Twitter Feed.
Today: How to embed a Tweet (yours or anyone's) and Voting on the Hashtag to use going forward, to signal to Kossacks at large that they should RT or retweet (covered in the Intro to Twitter diary).
The deets are below the Fleur-de-kos....
Most people have, by now, seen an embedded Tweet, either here at DailyKos or elsewhere around the Internet.
Twitter, being a "more is better" sort of application is happy to aid you in
promoting their brand bringing Twitter to your home on the Internet.
Today's TWEETer TIDBIT
Visual Guide to Embedding Tweets
Find the Tweet you want to embed. (fig 1)
Use the 'Expand' link to expand the Tweet to access the "details" link. (fig 2)
Expanded view of a Tweet (fig 3)
Use the "Details" link to open a new Twitter page to access code for embedding, you must mouseover the "Details" link for it to turn color and highlight. (fig 4)
then click it to access the Twitter mode to capture the code to embed it.
Use "Embed this Tweet" link to access embedding code (fig 5)
See the Tweet in CODE VIEW. Handy Tabs allow alignment and code options (if you wish) (fig 6)
If you click a TAB, the code will briefly DISAPPEAR/FLICKER.
Be patient, it will reload momentarily. (fig 6)
Mouseover/Drag mouse over the displayed code to highlight, then Right-click and COPY it. (fig 7)
Then mouseover/drag mouse over code and highlight, rightclick and COPY. (fig 7)
How to close "CODE VIEW" (fig 8)
Paste code into your Comment or Diary (fig 9)
|and this is what the finished product looks like embedded on DailyKos:|
|When you first embed a Tweet here on Daily Kos|
|It will look sort of like a regular blockquote box|
|shaped like a Tweet|
|Wait a few moments or refresh your page|
|You'll see the Tweet as it should be.|
|And that's just how easy it is.|
|1. CLICK on Tweet|
|2. CLICK on 'expand'|
|3. CLICK on 'details'|
|4. CLICK on 'Embed this Tweet'|
|5. CLICK on orientation (option)|
|6. MOUSEOVER and HIGHLIGHT to copy code|
|7. CLOSE code view|
|8. EMBED code in your comment or diary|
|This method works to embed Tweets everywhere, not just on DailyKos.
Now, on to the important issue:
What Twitter Hashtag should the DKos TWEETers Group use??
Please VOTE in the Poll to make a choice - OR - write your alternative choice in a comment.
I will run another diary tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 22 in the PST afternoon hours, and repost the results from today, and re-run the poll, for those who missed today's entry.
If you are a current user of Twitter, please post a Comment and tell the rest of your Twitter #UID, so that we can all FOLLOW you over there.
|Upcoming DKos TWEETers HOW TO:
|Sunday Sept 22 will feature a re-run of today's poll and how to create a LIST on Twitter. See you all there!
From the comments, an invitation from our friends at ONN (Obama Nightly News) to use the Information which they locate combined with our TWEETing skills, to send it out to the #WorldWideWeb via #Twitter, and bring new eyes to #DailyKos to read their offerings!
So let's take them up on it, shall we?
Here is a Google generated short URL to use in your Tweet.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/...
That short link goes to tonight's ONN diary:War Declared on Republican Obstructionists
Remember to use a DailyKos hashtag to ID your Tweet to other Kossacks. We'ver been using #DKosTWEETers as a stop-gap but it is too long. So, please use it tonight, but VOTE IN THE POLL (or drop a comment) and help us choose a new, shorter, Easy to identify as from DailyKos/Kossacks on Twitter.
(or try one from the Poll, you never know who is reading YOUR TWEETS).
Welcome to the DKos TWEETers!
Feel free to practice with tonight's diary:
Obama Nightly News: War Declared on Republican Obstructionists
Obama Nightly News is published every night at 9 pm. Find it here:
Obama Nightly News Archives
Fired up! Ready to Go!
by 2thanks on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 06:59:06 PM PDT
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