Often it is a pretty common occurrence to see websites display their social statistics such as Twitter followers and RSS subscribers on their site. In this tutorial, I will show you how to get your social following statistics for your Twitter, Facebook and Feedburner account. In this demo I have coded up Orman’s Subscriber Count Icons and used PHP to get each count.Read More
For web developers just breaking into social media there are dozens of fantastic APIs you can work with. Most notably the Twitter API has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. And such rightly so, as the developers at Twitter have been working nonstop to improve endpoints and other miscellaneous settings.
The API has also been online long enough that 3rd party developers have created their own web apps and released the code as open source. In this tutorial I’ll be working with exactly this type of open source jQuery plugin called tweet! which can pull recent tweets from any user account. The plugin also comes with some default styles which we’ll play around with. We could also pull tweet data from searches, lists, and favorites as well.Read More
It seems like everyone is now connected by some form of social network, people are sharing a colossal amount of data between each other over sites such as Twitter and FaceBook. With this potential reach, allowing users to easily share web pages they come across is a very beneficial idea. This blog runs on the…Read More
Okay so my post title might sound a bit negative but don’t get me wrong Twitter is great! For anyone who hasn’t joined or for anyone who is in the ‘I don’t get it phase’ well Twitter can be a great web tool, it’s not all about telling the world you’ve just had a cup of tea or something daft like that…Read More
Okay so if you read my blog you will know I have already posted a tutorial showing you how to add your latest tweet to your website. Well this is part 2, and in part 2 we look at how to add your tweets to your blog/website in a much better way, using SimplePie.Read More
Today I read of a new feature Twitter has announced, which is ‘Verified Accounts’. This new feature will no doubt be Twitters attempt at minimizing impersonation and identity confusion, which is becoming more of a problem as more and more celebrities sign up to get an account.Read More