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by Steve Testone on December 7th, 2009

I know it's been a while since we have posted any updates, and it's mainly because we've been really hard at work on some really big updates. I'll give you some more details about this in the future as we get closer to releasing it. In the meantime, I decided to make a small update to the site just to keep things fresh. I've noticed that many of you have been adding twitter widgets to your pages or just simple "follow me" links. In an effort to make things easier I've created two new blocks that will do this for you.

One of the blocks is called simply a "Tweet" block and it is basically will put a widget on your page that can either show all the recent tweets from your Twitter account, or it can show real-time search results for a certain keyword or phrase. The latter is pretty neat because it makes it easy to create a widget that shows what people on twitter are saying about a certain topic. This widget is actually the same widget that you can get off Twitters official site, the difference is that we've taken out several of the steps and our version will automatically update itself with the colors of your websites theme.

The other block will simply create a "follow me" button that users can click on to link to your Twitter account. This button comes in several different styles and it's something that can also be grabbed off Twitters official site, but again we've just taken out a few steps so that it's much easier to place it on your site.

Let me know what you guys think about updates like this. We hope to start doing more integration with 3rd party sites so it would be helpful to know if these are the sort of things that you would like to see more of.


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5 Comments

Miguel - December 9th, 2009 at 10:23 PM
Hi i was reading about the new twitter block and i'm very interested in have one on my page. How can i do that? also i was wondering if you guys have available that kind of applications for stumble and facebook
Steve - December 10th, 2009 at 3:26 PM
All you need to do to add it to the page is to go into the page editor, and in the widget blocks section you'll see a twitter block. Just drag and drop it onto the page and you're done.

We don't currently have anything like this for facebook but we will be adding more features like this in the future.
Kristie - December 11th, 2009 at 10:52 AM
Love the Twitter block! It is brilliant and easy. Looking forward to Facebook and more social media features.

Nice work!
Enjoli - January 11th, 2010 at 12:32 AM
I love the twitter blocks!
Tina - January 21st, 2010 at 3:28 PM
Love the new Twitter follow-us widget! A similar widget for facebook would be great.
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