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Sigmetnow

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Embedding Tweets?
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:57:37 PM »
Viewing Tweets through Safari, it suggests I can share the tweet via an “Embed Tweet” option to “publish the tweet.”

And it gives me code like this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mt. Fuji vs Clouds <a href="https://t.co/xAxdleU6vm">pic.twitter.com/xAxdleU6vm</a></p>&mdash; 日本 (@japaninpics) <a href="https://twitter.com/japaninpics/status/957290100077092864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Which of course I tested by pasting into a comment and posting, but it just printed the text.

Is there an extra bit of html needed to embed a tweet?


More importantly, do you want tweets embedded, or do you prefer simply posting a link to the tweet, the way I have been doing?  I am thinking mainly of tweets with gifs or short videos, to give an idea of what you’ll find at the link.


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Re: Embedding Tweets?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 11:01:04 PM »
I would prefer a link to the tweet, so i can take precautions when i visit twitter.com
If it is embedded, i will have to jump thru some hoops to ensure that embedded content is not downloaded. If the admins do allow embedded tweets, i shall do so, but i'd rather not.

Or better yet, just the text of the tweet would be nice.

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Re: Embedding Tweets?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 10:49:21 AM »
I would prefer a link to the tweet, so i can take precautions when i visit twitter.com
If it is embedded, i will have to jump thru some hoops to ensure that embedded content is not downloaded. If the admins do allow embedded tweets, i shall do so, but i'd rather not.

Or better yet, just the text of the tweet would be nice.

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+1 all automatically downloaded stuff is not nice + there are people here with unoptimal webconnections so these might prevent their visits
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Re: Embedding Tweets?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 02:06:38 PM »
I hear you.  Smaller is often better, for many reasons.  I find the big space taken up by embedded videos to be irritating, at times.

Sounds like tweet text, link, and maybe image is still the best way to go.
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