July 26th, 2015

Get Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+) Followers Count Using PHP

Each social media provides their own widget to display followers count, but their user interfaces are different and so much javascript in the code. So I decided to get the count on server side using PHP, cache it and show it as I want. This post explains to get Twitter followers, Facebook fans, YouTube subscribers and Google+ page/profile followers count, to cache the results and generate HTML to display them.

April 16th, 2012

Add Social Slider (Facebook like box, twitter and Google+ Widgets) in Your Website

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.

February 22nd, 2011

Tweets By Post and World Cup Cricket (Part-3 Example)

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.

February 19th, 2011

‘Tweets By Post’ WordPress Plugin (Part-1 Installation)

‘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.

December 13th, 2010

Microsoft Montage: magazine-style, content aggregator

Microsoft Montage is a web-based application that takes your search terms and transforms them into a magazine-style page.
Features:
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.

January 27th, 2010

Social media APIs and libraries for .NET developers

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.