Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to Embed a Tweet in a Blog Post

I saw this on Kami Huyse's blog, Communication Overtones, and had to give it a try.

Here are her instructions for embedding a tweet in your blog:

Step-by-Step Instructions for Inserting an Embeddable Tweet:
  1. Choose the Tweet you want to use on the Web by clicking on its timestamp
  2. Copy the unique URL for the Tweet
  3. Go to the Blackberry Pie tool on Twitter’s Media Site
  4. Paste the URL in the box under the Blackberry Pie Header
  5. Click “Bake It”
  6. Once the code is generated, it is pretty long, copy and open your blogging platform.
  7. Go to the HTML view and past the code
  8. Write something intelligent, witty or otherwise interesting around the quote
  9. Tweet the person that you quoted to let them know that you did
  10. See? It is easy as pie – Blackberry Pie!
(no offense to Kami but Twitter Media actually calls it "Blackbird Pie")

Um, how did my blog go from having 1 "liker" (me) to 24 likers all the sudden? I just noticed that.less than a minute ago via Netvibes

I don't love how this looks with the frame of background around the tweet, but it's easier than snagging screenshots, saving them, then uploading them into a blog post.

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