Along with Twitterâ€™s redesign announcement Thursday, the service has rolled out a new way to let website developers and bloggers embed tweets that give visitors the ability to reply, retweet and favorite without leaving the page.
Twitter users now can place embeddable tweets on their websites by simply using one line of code. A single-click action also lets visitors follow the creator of a tweet.
Hereâ€™s an example embedded tweet from my Twitter account:
Twitter just unveiled a new design for Twitter.com and TweetDeck â–º on.mash.to/sUyc1d
â€” Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) December8, 2011
â€œTry it on your website by clicking â€˜Embed this Tweetâ€™ from any permalink page in the newly launched Twitter,â€ Twitterâ€™s Brian Ellin said in a blog post that provides an example of an embedded tweet. â€œIf you use WordPress or Posterous Spaces, itâ€™s easier than ever to embed Tweets.â€
The â€œEmbed this Tweetâ€ link will lead users to these customization options. Users can then copy and paste the markup for use on their websites. I clicked centered for my embedded tweet, which you can play with above.
For full instructions, click here, where you can also learn how to render the tweets using oEmbed.
Twitter also introduced new methods to distribute the recently revamped tweet, follow and hashtags buttons.
â€œThe new #hashtag button tells your visitors thereâ€™s an interesting conversation happening on Twitter, and lets them join in with just one click,â€ Ellin wrote. â€œThe @mention button encourages visitors to Tweet to your account, driving public conversation directly from your website.â€
How useful do you think these changes will be for website owners?
Article source: http://mashable.com/2011/12/08/twitter-embeddeble-tweets-wordpress-posterous/