Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

Lori Halley 14 August 2009 3 comments

Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain, a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website —

Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Did the plain text-backchannels somehow left you feeling disappointed?

Twitterfountain comes to your aid: we mash up tweets and Flickr-images that share the same tags into a spectacular visual.

Here’s a sample — thanks to Socialfish Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer — a mashup of Twitter updates and Flickr photos, tagged #asae09, that gives us  a taste of the buzz around the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) annual meeting on now in Toronto.

Get Your Own Twitterfountain

  1. Click on “embed code” at the bottom of the Twitterfountain, customize your tags or search terms, and choose a color;
  2. Click “get embed code” to copy the code to your computer’s clipboard;
  3. Login to your website, go into HTML edit mode, and paste the code where you want your Twitterfountain to show up.

It’s as simple as that!

(If you’ve got a self-hosted Wordpress blog, check out the Wordpress Twitterfountain plugin for even easier embedding on a post or page, or as a configurable widget for your sidebar.)

A new, cleaner, crisper version of the Twitterfountain application is on the way, with a less intrusive title bar and more customization options — you can preview it here — and all the “old” Twitterfountain widgets that are currently embedded on blogs and websites will be updated automatically with the new version when it’s ready to go live.

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 14 August 2009 at 8:21 PM

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  • Ares Vista said:

    Tuesday, 18 August 2009 at 9:05 AM

    Interesting idea. This could be very effective, I look forward to trying it out. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Entertainment Blog said:

    Thursday, 20 August 2009 at 12:27 AM

    This is new to me, I just tried it. Are the messages are clickable?

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 20 August 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Ares, you're welcome!

    "Entertainment Blog" - the tweets are intended to be clickable, but I understand from the developers feedback site that there have been a few issues with that feature, depending on what platform the twitterfountain is embedded on. Have you checked their website/blog for updates on your issue?

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