“Classic comments on blogs don’t seam to be enough anymore, online conversation is evolving so much and so fast… so let’s see where’s the conversation and let’s bring it to the blog!” This is what I was thinking when I decided to let people send comments to this blog directly from Twitter. How? Just address your twitter messages @vascellari and they will show up on the sidebar of this site!
Many were interested in bringing Twitter replies on their blogs too so I thought to release this post in which I tell you how this works.
It’s really simple. I used Yahoo Pipes.
Visit this page on which you’ll find the pipe
and then follow the instructions.
1- Insert your Twitter username (as default you will find ‘vascellari’ as username but you can change it and insert yours)
2- Click on ‘Run Pipe’
3- Click on ‘More options’ and get the RSS feed that displays the Twitter replies to (@) the username you inserted
4- Embed the feed in a sidebar of your blog. If you are using wordpress for example you could use an RSS widget.
I burned the RSS feed that I got from yahoo pipes in a new feedburner feed to make more handy to share/subscribe, but of course this is not a ‘must’. Your Twitter replies will be anyway displayed correctly even without a feedburner feed.
UPDATE: In case you need a more complete picture of your conversations, Derrick Kwa created an additional version of the pipe that brings you the replies @yourUserName + your Twitter updates. You can get it here. Well done Derrick!
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