Tag Archives: Twitter

Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your […]

The New Twitter API v1.1 Nightmares Solved!

Skip the reading, and get to (hopefully) the solution you’ve been looking for after scouring the internet in a headache-inducing rage seeing no help in sight for the past several hours… Two things are 100% true, progress is inevitable and people hate change. I should state upfront that I’m a web designer, not a programmer […]

How to Create a Twitter Retweet Button

The purpose of placing a Retweet button on your site is to help promote a specific Tweet, often for the purpose of a contest or giveaway. The information is readily available here, but a little more hands-on than say going through the form of creating a Follow button. Here, we have to create our own […]

Facebook and Twitter: What They’re Doing to Society

We have become so socially-integrated online that it’s time to address the real-world positives and possible ramifications of this. Who does this affect? Almost everyone who lives in the internet-connected parts of the world. Have a look: My Aunts, Sisters, Brothers, Nephews, old school teachers, friends, and even friend’s pets, they all have a Facebook […]

Adding Social Scrape Images

UPDATE — For Facebook, use: <meta property="og:image" content="http://website.com/images/icon.png" /> From the title of this article it may not be immediately understandable what it’s about, but plenty of people are looking for this solution. Many have asked how do I set the image for sharing links? They are referring to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. […]