The Twitter Media blog announced Monday that it would release a tool that would enable users embed tweets more easily. Today it released a script that isn’t perfect called Blackbird Pie that allows you to get a code and embed a dynamic tweet without the post of a blog or article. It’s an alternative to taking a screenshot.
Despite buzz about the new feature (I think a lot of people expected it to be more widely implemented on the site), other sites have allowed you to easily get an embed code for individual tweets for some time, especially if you’re using a WordPress-powered site.
Below are five options (including Black Bird) for embedding your tweets.
QuoteURL lets you add multiple tweets and get a URL for those multiple tweets or embed them. You can also embed individual one, but if you want to get a stream of tweets to embed, this is the tool to use. Thanks to Craig Kanalley for pointing me to this one. Below is an example of two of my latest tweets:
All you have to do is go to the site and input the url of the individual tweet that you want to get an embed code for and voila!
It’s not the most beautiful implementation, but the site also includes a WordPress plugin that allows you to more easily embed a tweets within each post.
Well, the name says it all. This site is build around a WordPress plugin. With one easily install, you can embed tweets into any of your blog posts. There are several other similar WordPress plugins.
This is Twitter’s new script that allows you to paste the URL of the status and get an embed code. The hope is that eventually Twitter will have an embed button with each tweet that users can easily grab, similar to multimedia players on news sites. It has some styling issues, but it gets the job done. Below is an example of what the embedded tweet looks like. (There is a bug that breaks the script each time you switch out of HTML view in WordPress).
Apture is a WordPress plugin/tool that enables to make your links more dynamic. Basically, anything with an Apture link opens up a hoverbox that has embedded media within it. For example, if you link to a video using Apture, when a user hovers over the link it opens up a box that allows you to view that video without having to leave the site. It has a similar integration with tweets.
What is missing from this list? Are there other tools you have come across? Please Share.