New in – Twitter Logs & Quick Pics

This is just a quick demo of two new features. Publicize allows WordPress to send a customisable tweet about every blog post. When creating a post on WordPress a new Publicize edit box is available so the tweet contents can be edited. As usual I am creating this post in Windows Live Writer so I will be interested to see if the tweet will still be generated. Like many people I have been using Twitterfeed to monitor my blog and generate a suitable tweet. This method leads to delays of up to 30 minutes.

A second notable feature allows the insertion of pictures from PicApp which incorporates advertising into the otherwise freely embeddable images like these social media cushions:

[picapp src=”9/0/9/9/CPTPILLOWS_9db8.JPG?adImageId=5046268&imageId=6109280″ width=”500″ height=”375″ /]

Once again WordPress uses its proprietary embed code and has simply persuaded PicApp to generate the WordPress code for each image.


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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