Saturday, February 4, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: #DressLikeAWoman

The rise of the #DressLikeAWoman hashtag in the past few days is a great example of the power of Twitter hashtags to organize a public conversation, so I knew I wanted to make a widget for that today. I'm not sure how long the conversation will keep going, but it just takes 5 minutes to make the widget, and I know I will be watching this hashtag while it lasts (just as I was a fan of the Muslims Wearing Their Garb from back in 2010). Also trending at this time: #ActualLivingScientist; maybe I will do a widget for that one tomorrow!

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 just a few minutes, and you can see the widget in action at the Canvas page: #DressLikeAWoman Canvas Widget.

Even better: now you can just copy-and-paste the iframe snippet which you see there if you want to create your own Canvas page with all those examples of dressing like a woman: one of the many teachable moments of 2017 so far.

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 see the ongoing conversation.

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.

Keep on dressing like a woman!

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