Thursday, February 2, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: #FolkloreThursday

For anyone interested in folklore and storytelling, the #FolkloreThursday hashtag is a wonderful weekly event; I always find a lot to share with my classes in this stream, and there is also a Twitter account, @FolkloreThursday, plus a website: You can learn more about the organizers — Dee Dee Chainey, Willow Winsham and Seline Stevenson — in this article in the Independent newspaper: How the FolkloreThursday hashtag on Twitter has become a global event.

So, what I have done is to create the Twitter widget, and then I published it in my https webspace (thank you, Reclaim Hosting!), and then I created a Canvas page to display the Twitter widget. The whole process takes about 5 minutes, and you can see the widget in action at the Canvas page: #FolkloreThursday Canvas Twitter.

Even better: you can just copy-and-paste the iframe snippet which you see there if you want to create your own Canvas page with the #FolkloreThursday live stream. You don't need a Twitter account, you don't need your own webspace: just copy-and-paste into your own Canvas webpage, and you will have real-time updates of #FolkloreThursday as it comes alive every Thursday, along with items from people who can't wait until Thursday to share their folklore finds.

I've also pasted in the Twitter widget below. And if you make your own Canvas Twitter widgets — this Twitter4Canvas Self-Guided Workshop explains how to do that — you can also choose to share them in this way! If you have a Canvas4Twitter example to share, let me know, and I'll spread the word.

Happy storytelling, everybody!

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