How to Embed a Twitter Timeline on Your Blog to Track a Natural Disaster
We recently had a natural disaster in our area, the Butte Fire (pronounced like the city in Montana). The hashtag on Twitter was #ButteFire.
And so to embed a Twitter timeline with #ButteFire as the search, you'll want to visit: https://twitter.com/settings/widgets. Once you're logged in with your Twitter credentials, to create a widget you'll want to click "Create new" (at the top right). At this point you'll want to choose the Search tab (under "Choose a timeline source"). Then you'll want to input your chosen hashtag in the Search Query box (e.g. #ButteFire). Next, left click in a white area of the page outside the Search Query box to see your hashtag appear in the widget preview (at the right).
Now you are ready to grab the embed code and copy it to your blog (or website). Choose "Create widget" (at the bottom left). If you know a little html code, you will be able to change the dimensions of the embed code (height and width). (Mine happens to be 800 x 350 so it will fit nicely in my blog space below ~ in case you wanted to know.)
So there you are. You now know how to embed a Twitter timeline on your blog to track a natural disaster. You never know how many people you could help if you ever have to use one.
by Mike C (aka blog boy)
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