Super fans: Matt vs. Jess

These are pre-Super Bowl photos. Now for some post-pix.

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Can WordPress sub for disappearing Storify?

Yes, it can. At least, when using some social media links, such as Twitter. H/T to Alan Levine for sharing a collection of how to replace the simple, yet versatile curator Storify.

As Levine says:

WordPress has, and has had for a while, the ability to automatically embed social media content by simply putting the URL for a tweet, or the url of a youtube/vimeo video, the urls of a flickr photo, the url of a SoundCloud track as plain text on a blank line in the WordPress editor.

How does it work? Simply go to the HTML view of a blog post. Copy in the URL on one line, for example, to the tweet you want to add to your curated collection. You can also list links to YouTube and more. You can add text above and below, too, for context,as you could in storify.

Here’s an example, courtesy of some tweets by former JO304 student Alanna McDonough-Rice. Compare to an original Storify by alanna.

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Not bad.

Of course, you can always embed a tweet in a WordPress post. Like so — but there’s a lot more code behind the scenes:

 

It’s easy: How to embed a Twitter moment in WP Post

Yippee! You can easily embed your Twitter moment from a live-blogging assignment into your related NewsTrack post.

1. Go to the  Twitter Publish page 

2.  You’ll see a Twitter URL locator window with a drop down arrow.  Click on the dropdown to see examples of what you can do, including the Twitter moment re Michelle Obama.

Below the dropdown are the specific options for twitter embeds.

3.  in the window, paste in the URL for your live-blogging twitter moment and hit enter.   It will generate embed code.  Copy that code into the HTML (not the default visual) view in a WordPress post. (Click the tab that says HTML).

4.  Preview it — at first you’ll see just the link. Then the rest of the moment will display.

5.  here’s how the Michelle moment looks.

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Twitter Scavenger Hunt gets the class off Comm Ave.

detective-freebie2-300x250Even longtime residents in my JO304 multimedia storytelling class at Boston University made discoveries about the city as they practiced digital and social media skills during this Twitter Scavenger Hunt early this month.

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