How Twitter’s “Embed This Tweet” Works

Yesterday Twitter announced the imminent launch of a new ‘Embed this tweet‘ feature that will allow bloggers to embed tweets in much the same way as they embed videos from YouTube or other websites.

So how will this work? Unlike the other embed codes where an iFrame script is generated, Twitter’s ‘Embed this tweet‘ features will not dynamically pull tweets. Instead, all that the feature will do is generate a simple HTML code that will generate a static tweet text with fancy background colors, etc.
Twitter embed this tweet
Interestingly the text is so static that even the ‘about 3 minutes ago via web’ shall stay static without dynamically changing the tweet time. The feature is a step in the right direction, but in the present form, it is no way useful.

[via Silicon Alley Insider]

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