Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’
Lots of folks like to include Twitter tweets in their blog posts and other stories. That has required resorting to screen-grabs, typically. Until now. Now Twitter offers Blackbird Pie – it’s official ‘Retweet outside of the Twitter space’ capability. So, let’s give it a try.
After “Moon” last night (see it!), the question is: Should I slum it tonight and watch “Zombieland”?
So, how do you get the URL of the tweet you want to copy? Using Twitter’s browser client, open your profile or the tweetstream of any other user, then tap on the time stamp below any tweet. This will bring up the individual tweet in it’s own display and the address of that tweet will be in the browser’s link/address input (where you can paste it the clipboard). Then, swing on over to Blackbird Pie, paste the link into the provided text input, and the Twitterites will craft some HTML you can paste into your post – just like I did above.
NOTE: It looks like the tweet-time is going to be wrong on tweets handled this way. It appears the time-of-baking clock is used, not the original posting time. If posting time matters to you, use the screen-grab technique instead.