Twitter’s latest redesign incorporated an exciting new feature for individual tweets. For many schools and organizations, the power of a testimonial is worth a thousand words, and now, you can embed the comments your constituents share about you.

 

To embed a tweet, first find the tweet on Twitter.com. Navigate to your organization’s profile and scroll to the tweet you want to embed. I occasionally mark good tweets as “Favorites” so they are easier to find later.

 

Once you select the tweet you wish to share, click open to expand the user’s comment. The open option appears if you hover over the date in the upper-right corner of the tweet. Once the tweet expands, you’ll notice a link titled “details” by the time stamp. Click details to see more options. It will redirect you to a new page that shows the single tweet by itself. Click the “embed” option, and a new box will pop-up.

 

Copy the html code onto your computer’s clipboard (many of us use the shortcut command+C) and indicate which alignment you want the tweet to display as.

 

Next, navigate to the post on your website where you want the tweet to be shared. Copy and paste the code into a text field on your site, and hit publish—now your entire user base can see first-hand a personal recommendation.

 

The html actually activates the Twitter handle (the tweep’s username), so your constituents can reach out to the person directly to ask more questions if they so desire.

 

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Madeline Riley

Madeline Riley was the Director of Publications at Stratton Mountain School, a ski and snowboard academy in southern Vermont. When she's not using social media, she's often doing something active, whether it be yoga, biking, and/or running.

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