An excellent use of Storify

The Guardian are using Storify to collect links and tweets about Facebook’s billion dollar acquisition of Instagram. It’s a great way to collect a continuously updated set of links to a question that is sure to generate a lot of web commentary in the next 24 hours.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg has announced that his company will acquire photo-sharing app Instagram for a whopping $1bn in cash and shares. Why did Facebook pay such a massive price? We’re collecting insights and observations from industry observers, reporters and readers. Tweet us @GuardianUS, or toss in your thoughts in the comments below (Why did Facebook buy Instagram for a whopping $1bn? | Technology |


Embedding Twitter in your posts

As I noted you can easily embed twitter in your posts as I did in my post about Adrienne Rich’s death. The wordpress support documentation explains the variations in the short codes you can employ. The basic rule is simple: paste the tweet url on a single separated line and it appears as an embed in your post. But how do you find the url of a tweet?

First go to the twitter timeline of the person whose tweet you want to embed, and you will see a series of tweets but no indication of urls:

To reveal the url of the tweet you have to click on the date in the top left of the tweet. This reveals another set of controls including the “Open” command – click there and further details of the tweet are revealed:

Then click on “Details” and this opens a more specific view of that tweet:

Then click on “Embed this tweet” and when the pop-up window opens you will see the “link” tab which will reveal the url you need to embed the tweet in a wordpress post. This control also gives other codes to embed tweets on other websites. But all you need for wordpress is the link url.