Twitter Launches New Embedded Twitter Timelines

Twitter today launched an embedded Twitter timelines widget feature. You have different options to pick the content (tweets and tweeted pictures) you want to show and of course there are some settings regarding look and feel.

The embedded Twitter timelines widget can be created from within your Twitter account if you’re not a developer (information for developers here). The new feature allows you to display tweets from a user’s timeline, favorites and list. You can also enter a hashtag for which you want the tweets to show.
When the widget is created, you get a few lines of HTML and script code you can simply enter wherever you want. Continue reading “Twitter Launches New Embedded Twitter Timelines”

Get over it! Social media doesn’t owe you a thing!

The currency of social media derives value from the contributions we all make to community. That currency has no central bank or IMF dictating its worth. You are not a dollar bill, you are a person and you have much to offer the communities you are part of.

As the father of identical twins, I wonder if my dad simply grew tired of repeating himself and so decided to keep his lessons simple and few in number. Whatever the reason may have been, he focused on only a handful and he drove them home at every opportunity.

By all accounts my father (he’s almost 80) has led a good life and a wall of service plaques and awards attest to his community leadership and contributions. It’s is my father who more than anyone, taught me about community and how it is the core of that good life. He never expected recognition for his efforts. Oh, he got some, but he never expected it or expressed regrets when it didn’t happen.

“The world doesn’t owe you a thing son, just remember that.” – Gilbert H. Ducharme Continue reading “Get over it! Social media doesn’t owe you a thing!”