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I recently launched WrapBootstrap, a marketplace for Twitter Bootstrap themes. It's new but it's gaining sellers quickly so you'll likely find something that will fit your needs.


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A raw twitter stream will typically look like gibberish for the uninitiated, especially when Twitter is used right. The short format (max 140 characters) typically force the tweeter to use very domain specific lingo, which may look weird for the outsider. This is why you might feel alienated when you visit certain Twitter streams. You should only follow ...


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@smashingmag is a great Twitter feed, they regularly post links to interesting blog articles.


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Google Analytics doesn't support automated annotations via their API (although there's an open feature request for it). Likewise, they don't appear to support bulk import of annotations. As such, even if you could extract original publish dates from your blogging software (or lift them from twitter), you're stuck adding each annotation manually, one at a ...


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You can do social media share buttons without using JavaScript that would allow the sites to track your users. All the sites support links for sharing content. For this to work you need to be able to URL encode some information about your page to insert into links: URL: http://example.com/mypage.html -> http%3A%2F%2example.com%2Fmypage.html TITLE: My ...


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It is illegal to copy someone else's written work without their permission. You should also check the terms and conditions of the social network in question as well, because they may also have clauses where they retain some rights of what users post. Furthermore, search engines typically frown upon content that is copied straight from other pages and rank ...


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Addthis is what you're looking for.


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I can't believe I will be the first one to post this: http://www.alistapart.com/


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Why use Twitter: It's a great way to communicate quickly and easily to people interested in your product/service/company. Many people have Twitter running whenever they are on their computer or smart phone. Reaching them is as easy as a 140 character or less tweet. Tweets are easy to forward. Let your twitter followers advertise for you. It's not uncommon ...


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Putting or not social media icons is mainly a matter of marketing. It strongly depends on the kind of website you're running and your target audience (selling dental implants to elder people might not get that much more traffic from social sites), basically they are a way to attract the more people you can. It's free advertisement, more or less. And, imho, ...


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This is done "algorithmically." There's an expandable section under the yellow highlighted bit that provides some explanation: Bob, whose Gmail address is surferguybob@gmail.com, is signed in to Google and searches for [ california surf spots ]. He may see a surfing webpage shared by his friend Alice on Twitter, as well as a message asking him if he ...


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The word for what they are doing is transclusion. The method they are using is OEmbed (details here). According to twitter though Sorry, we're not offering a path to inclusion at this time. Inclusion means inclusion on a whitelist of OEmbed providers. What gets shown below the tweet depends on the other website - it could be a picture, or "media" ...


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You can upload pretty much any size you want and the services will resize to suit (what they can resize to is listed below). Facebook: The max is 540px high by 180px wide. Twitter: Has 2 - 73x73 px and 48x48 px. You can also see the image full size by clicking on it in a users profile. Youtube: Is 88x88 px. edit Thanks to DisgruntledGoat for the ...


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From the button FAQ: I use a URL shortener and my count isn’t incrementing, what’s wrong? When asking how many times a link has been Tweeted the Tweet Button uses the URL you ask it to share. If this is a shortened URL this will often return 0. This is because Tweet Button counts the final destination of the URL passed to it, not the shortened ...


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Why do you want to force your users to like your Facebook page when they signup? I would never do this. Imagine you sign up for a page and you notice that they automatically added a Facebook like without asking you. Instead of this place a box with the "Like" button on the page that is shown after signup.


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Blogs seem to be all the rage. But do they always fit the situation? I would answer that by testing a blog internal within the company to first test if there are enough topics that could be covered as to create new and interesting content consistently and for a prolonged period, and two whether you can plan the keyword usage effectively enough to create an ...


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The best solution I can think of is to use Twitter cards. This will mean though, that you would have to create a page for each image that you'd like Tweet-able - you may be able to get around this with some sort of lightbox iframe. <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="IMAGESOURCE"> It looks like a lot of people are searching for the same thing as ...


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I don't think it's a case of being fashionable or just doing it because everyone else is. These buttons are an easy way to get word out about your website quickly and for free. If anything, not putting them on your website would be something to question (although there are legitimate reasons not to use them, too).


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I've had great luck with Twitter Tools for updating Twitter, and Networked Blogs (search on Facebook) for Facebook.


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This is determined by Twitter, presumably using whatever services/sites they see as most popular or desirable. Also note that the services previewed are referred to as "partnerships," so it seems likely there's actually a formal relationship involved and not just some metadata on your end, for example. The feature was mentioned in an early blog post around ...


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Since Mahesh didn't come back to write this up as an answer I figured I would. It is going to be hard to work out why spammers do what they do - it could have been a bug in their system so they spammed the wrong URL out, or they could be trying to damage your name on Twitter, or a host of other things. My advice would be to not lose too much sleep over it. ...


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That's an expanded tweet. They have partnerships with various companies to display more detailed information from them. The actual update is still just the bit above from Ben and stops at the reply, favorite, etc. buttons. The stuff below is injected by Twitter.


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It sounds like you once set up a third-party service to automatically post the RSS feed for that domain to your twitter account. The old domain now has an active RSS feed again, and so the third-party service is posting to your account once more. You can revoke access to third-party apps by following these steps: Log into your twitter account at ...


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Google is pretty vague when it comes to answering questions about Social Media and no one knows exactly how Google uses Twitter or any other social media platform in rankings but what has been confirmed is that Google does use social media signals and things that go viral on social media and get a buzz is often discovered by Google very quickly. I would say ...


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Yes, you can. I already have implemented this on my blog with a combination of http://bitly.com/ and http://www.addthis.com/ and it's pretty much easier and you don't need create a bunch of line of code. First, create and account on bitly.com and addthis.com. Login in your AddThis account and connect it to your bitly account. Follow this instructions for ...


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Considering the fact that the reach of Facebook pages gets weaker each day I would go with a blog on a domain that I can control - you can always share articles on social media. Facebook is good for communicating with customers, but I would not use it as a blog as I would loose control over my content. Creating a company blog is a matter of 2 hours of work ...


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You can use the RSS feed from Twitter, store the entries in your database (to get past the 24/72 hour limit) and use a #hashtag or similar which you can check for to see if should be published. How often you check the feed, how purge database entries and how many #hashtags you use is up to you and the amount of time you have.


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Enter the hash mark as "%23" in the URL for URL-shortening services and Twitter. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_sign%23Computing



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