Today, Social media is a great way to promote websites, blogs, apps and events. For a website, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ widgets become must have parts to get public interaction, generate traffic. If you add Facebook Like box, twitter status and Google+ widget in your web page, it takes too much spaces and it makes webpage too complex. So, alternate is to use icons only and on mouse over display corresponding widget. To attract user, make these icons fixed floated.
In my recent posts, I have explained How to install and configure Tweets By Post plugin. Now let us take a practical example to use it. Suppose you are writing on world cup cricket and you want to show related tweets at the bottom of your post to make it more social. After installation, you will get ‘Related Tweets Options‘ box below post in admin section.
‘Tweets By Post’ WordPress Plugin adds post wise tweets at the end of your post. It handles twitter feeds, including @username, #hashtag, and link parsing post by post. It supports displaying profiles images, and even lets you control number of tweets. you can set default twitter settings or tweets criteria(very helpful for existing posts) and update it post by post.
Microsoft Montage is a web-based application that takes your search terms and transforms them into a magazine-style page.
1. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube.
Social media services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, YouTube, Flicker, Orkut..etc allow user to share data, content and information. Almost all Social Media services provide some sort of Application Programming Interface, or API, that allows outside parties to build a product or app of an existing service. Here are the popular social media services APIs and sample wrapper for .NET developers.