Embed a tweet: Comparing an image, Blackbird Pie and QuoteURL

This morning, Twitter’s Robin Sloan (@robinsloan) shared a “hack” that takes the web address of a specific tweet and spits out HTML code to present that tweet on a web page. The name of the tool is Blackbird Pie and you can find it at media.twitter.com/blackbird-pie. Let’s give it a quick try.

First here is a snapshot of my original tweet:

Snapshot of a tweet from @ksablan

Here is a snapshot of the  preview provided by Blackbird Pie.

Snapshot of tweet preview on Blackbird Pie

Finally, here is the tweet coded by Blackbird pie.

Let’s see how Blackbird Pie turns a twitter URL into a tweet in a WordPress blog.less than a minute ago via web


For comparison, here is that same tweet coded by QuoteURL. It’s a great tool, but designed for more than one tweet.

  1. Ben Kessler
    kessler Tomorrow @Twitter will allow you to add any tweet to your site with a snippet of code. Example: – http://bit.ly/9csalG
  2. Kevin Sablan
    ksablan Let’s see how Blackbird Pie turns a twitter URL into a tweet in a WordPress blog.

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