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Twitter partners with Tweetmeme for Button API

tweet button on blog

Twitter has partnered with Tweetmeme and today released a Tweet Button API

Twitter’s Blog post says,

We’re pleased to be working closely with the good folks at TweetMeme and, from here on out, they will be pointing to the Twitter Tweet Button. Check out TweetMeme’s blog to learn more about what they’re up to next.

and, Tweetmeme’s Blog post says,

What does this mean? Firstly we will be assisting Twitter with the technical challenges involved with the button and secondly we will be working even more closely in the future on delivering real-time curation of the Twitter Firehose. This will manifest itself in the launch of a number of new products and the first of these is being unveiled today.

Official Tweet Buttons for websites, Blogger and WordPress

Official Tweet buttons Twitter is all set to announce the Official tweet buttons. Here is the code that you can use to embed those buttons.

The buttons will not be working for now; But will start working, once Twitter rolls out officially.

Update: Twitter has announced the official Tweet buttons .

Twitter has partnered with Tweetmeme to create this new Button API. It uses the url shortener t.co to tweet.

Please select your platform, get the code and paste it in your website.

Blogger users,

1. Goto Blogger dashboard of your blog.
2. Goto Layout tab, click “Edit Html”
3. Check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox
4. Locate
<div class=’post-footer’>
in the template.
5. Just below it, paste the code snippet, and save the template.

WordPress (Self hosted) users,

1. Goto Admin Dashboard
2. Appearance –> Editor
3. Click on Single Post (single.php)
4. Locate
<div class="entry">
in the template.
5. Just above it, paste the code snippet, and save the template.

How to add the Tweet button to WordPress.com blogs?

Answer is here.

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Create your own Twitter App using @anywhere

You don’t need to know Java, PHP, MySQL etc, You need not have hosting servers, database. You can still create your own Twitter App using @anywhere, which can post tweets to twitter, mentioning “via YourWebsite”.

FYI, I have created an app @ neks.us

@anywhere is a new set of frameworks for adding this Twitter experience anywhere on the web. Soon, sites many of us visit every day will be able to recreate these open, engaging interactions providing a new layer of value for visitors without sending them to Twitter.com. (from Twitter Blog)

If you own any webpage, blog, where you can write a HTML content, that is enough to create an @anywhere App. Below are the steps to follow.

1. First, Register your @anywhere application at dev.twitter.com/anywhere/apps/new
Please make sure that the “Callback URL:” should be same as the URL where you want to tweet from.

2. Note the API Key that you get, which is needed to include the
script

http://platform.twitter.com/anywhere.js?id=YOUR_API_KEY

The below html code (including the javascript for @anywhere, and a TweetBox) can give you a twitter app where you can tweet from.

<html>  <head>
<script
src="http://platform.twitter.com/anywhere.js?
id=YOUR_API_KEY&v=1"
type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>  <body>
<div id="tbox"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">

twttr.anywhere(function (T) {
T("#tbox").tweetBox({
height: 100,      width: 400,
defaultContent: "<YOUR DEFAULT TWEETBOX CONTENT HERE>"
});
});
</script>  </body>
</html>

3. If you are a Pro, and need some more features, Read dev.twitter.com/anywhere/begin , or directly jump to

Auto-linkification of Twitter usernames
Hovercards
Follow buttons
Tweet Box
User login & signup

Below is my TweetBox where you can try Tweeting.

Disclaimer: @anywhere is still in its initial version v1.0, and is not working some of the times (at least for me). Please do not blame me, if the TweetBox is not working, but comment me if works for you.

Want to follow me in Twitter? I am @manikarthik84

I dont follow any religion, But I follow God @sachin_rt

Sachin Tendulkar has got 157,701 followers in just 44 hours since he joined twitter. He is still getting 2000 more followers in every 30 minutes. (a new follower every second). Hope he will become one of the most followed tweeple.

May 4th 11:48 PM :  Sachin joins twitter as  @sachin_rt
May 5th 04:00 AM : 5,000 followers
May 6th 09:00 AM : 100,757 followers
May 6th 08:17 PM : 157,701 followers
(all times in IST)
Follow Sachin at http://twitter.com/sachin_rt
Check the number of followers for Sachin

(you can also follow me @manikarthik84)

Social sharing buttons for Blogger

Note: These buttons’ code are strictly for Blogger blogs. (More buttons Coming)

1. Goto Blogger dashboard of your blog.
2. Goto Layout tab, click “Edit Html”
3. Check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox
4. Locate
<div class='post-footer'>
in the template.
5. Just below the above code, paste any of the below code snippet, and save the template.

Google Buzz displays location info from Twitter tweets

In last august, Twitter announced Location API.

Google Buzz was making lots of improvements on how tweets are imported to Buzz.
Buzz started hyperlinking @userids in tweets.
#hash #tags in tweets are linked to Google Social search results.

 
buzz tweet location

And now, Google Buzz also displays the location information of the tweet (if available).

Though it has these many improvements, Google Buzz doesn’t import tweets in real time.
The delay is not in minutes, but in hours.

Google Buzz hyperlinks twitter hash tags

In continuation to my previous post (I was trying to find if twitter hash tags are hyperlinked), Google Buzz has started making hash tags from tweets clickable. (What are hash tags?)

Well, it is clickable, it doesn’t take to you to twitter search results, but to Google social search results.

buzz hash tags

Checkout these buzzes Buzz one and Buzz two, the hash tag for #iPhoneOS4 links you to Google’s social search result for “iPhoneOS4”.

But the same tweet viewed in twitter will take you to twitter search result for iPhoneOS4.

Google Buzz already was hyperlinking @userids in tweets to twitter user profiles. As well as Google Buzz has its own @reply mentions to GMail users.

But Google Buzz still does not have hash tags for native buzzes.

Google Buzz hyperlinks to Twitter @userid links

UpdateGoogle Buzz hyperlinks twitter hash tags to Google social search
Google Buzz can connect with the twitter profile of the user and import all the tweets to buzz.
This was a good feature, but only the urls in the tweets had hyperlinks in Google buzz. The hash tag links and @userid links that work in twitter, were just texts in Google Buzz.
But now, the @twitter links link to twitter profile of the user in Google buzz.
tweet-buzz-links
All said, this will be applicable only to the forthcoming tweets getting into buzz. Your old tweets will not work with hyperlinks; don’t expect that.
I am still checking if the hash tags in tweets work in Buzz or not.
Though Google is working on all these goodies, tweets are taking a lot of time to reach the buzz profile; sometimes it takes a full day.
Also read: Improved comment collapsing in Google Buzz