Prototype with Many Advantages for your Blog or Website
Every time I create a blog post for the Blogs I participate in (Twitpuerto.com & Noveltica.com) it involves a tedious process of creating an image of the tweet, uploading the image, and then creating a link towards that tweet so others can reference it.
Yesterday while browsing on the web I found this new twitter tool called Blackbird Pie. This tool allows bloggers or website administrators to embed a tweet into their blog posts or articles.
The advantage is that the tweet keeps most of its functionality since the reader will be able to view the user’s profile, picture, click on links within the tweet, and even view hashtags.
Blackbird Pie was developed by Twitter employee Robin Sloan @robinsloan and is available on the company’s media site.
In order to embed tweets into their sites or blogs:
1. Users need to input a tweet’s link into Blackbird Pie.
2. The service creates a line of code that can be embedded into a site.
Twitter was very clear that Blackbird Pie is not a new feature and it’s still a prototype with some usability issues.
I had one usability issue when bringing the code to my twitpuerto.com site since it displayed some unwanted text.
Removing the part of the code that was not working was a lot easier than doing the full manual process.
Although Blackbird Pie is being modified improved I think it is a huge improvement from going through the previous manual process I explained.
UPDATE: There is also a Blackbird WordPress Plugin for those of you who run your blogs in WordPress.
Example of how a Tweet Will Look:
Other External Posts and Articles:
- Fresh-baked tweets for your posts (Twitter Media | May 4, 2010)
- Embedding tweets in blog posts (Los Angeles Times | May 5, 2010)
Can you name any other advantages or improvements to this tool?