Today we’re launching a new tool that makes it easy to embed interactive timelines of Tweets on any website. Whether it’s an author’s Tweets alongside their blog, a hashtag about an event like #DNC2012, or a list of competitors at the US Open, Tweets add a live, real-time dimension to articles, news reports, and the web at large. These new embeddable timelines enable publishers, writers, developers, and any Twitter user to drop a rich, interactive piece of Twitter into their websites.
When you browse websites that have embedded a Twitter timeline, you can now interact with it in the same way you do on twitter.com. Expand Tweets to see photos, media, and more. Start a conversation from the Tweet box, follow users that you discover, and reply to, retweet, or favorite Tweets directly from the page.
We’ve added a timeline for @twitter here on our blog, in the sidebar to the right. Go ahead and try it, or take a look at some other great examples of embedded timelines:
- ESPN is embedding a US Open Tennis list to display all of the latest tennis news and Tweets to espn.go.com visitors.
- London Fashion Week is putting the best Tweets and photos from the runway directly on their website.
- Writer Margaret Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) has put an embedded timeline on her personal homepage, connecting visitors directly with the conversations she’s having with readers and other writers on Twitter.
Learn how to embed timelines of Tweets on your own website by reading our Developer Blog.
Brian Ellin (@brianellin)