Embeddable Tweets…These Are Not the Features You’re Looking For
While embedding a tweet about Twitter’s new embeddable tweet
feature tool hack won’t bring on the Fail Whale, it wil make it a whole lot easier for bloggers to embed a 140-characters of juiciness into their blog posts.
Perhaps the only thing more interesting than this new feature is that it’s not a feature. In fact, author @robinsloan updated the official Twitter post to make it clear that this is more of a “hack” than a “feature.” Which leads me to believe that either this embed hack really is just too rough to call an official feature or perhaps Twitter’s trying to downplay its significance.
After all, Twitter’s now controlling how you use Tweets in your blog posts. It now has an idea of what tweets are popular enough to be considered embed-worthy. It’s now tracking your every tweet and will eventually start charging for….OK, maybe I’m stretching here.