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.
New Twitter blocks
by Steve Testone on December 7th, 2009
Posted in Updates Tagged with twitter
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