Tweet from the Firefox Address Bar by adding a Bookmark

In succession to Tweet from the Chrome Address Bar by adding a Custom Search Engine, you can also do this in Firefox. Simply define a bookmark (containing a %s wildcard) with a linked keyword and you’re good to go: Name: Compose Tweet Location: https://twitter.com/compose/tweet?text=%s Keyword: tweet You can now use the tweet keyword to start […]

Tweet from the Chrome Address Bar by adding a Custom Search Engine

TIL: Chrome allows you to define a Custom Search Engine (CSE) by which you can search sites. The cool part is that you’re not really limited to search only, and that you can abuse these CSEs to become more productive. In this post I’ll show you how to tweet from the Chrome Address Bar. 🦊 […]

Extract URLs, usernames, hashtags, etc. from tweets with twitter-text-js

If you ever have to work with Tweets, then twitter-text-js will surely come in handy: A JavaScript utility that provides text processing routines for Tweets. The library provides autolinking and extraction for URLs, usernames, lists, and hashtags. The following snippet for example will autolink the hashtag and the mentioned username: twitter.autoLink(twitter.htmlEscape('#hello < @world >')) Installation […]

Turn a Twitter thread into an ad-free, single page with @threader_app

Now this is darn handy: ✨ Want to see some magic? 👀 Find a thread💬 Mention @threader_app with the word “compile”🤖 Get a reply from our bot with a link to the thread compiled in an article format — Threader (@threader_app) July 24, 2019 The tweet below for example … Because it keeps coming up, […]

Easily create high resolution Twitter screenshots with “Screenshot a Tweet”

Nice new tool by Cameron Adams (The Man in Blue): just enter the URL of a tweet, et voila: you get a screenshot – without any cruft and in a decent resolution – in return. To do this on the technical side, I fetch the tweet text using Twitter’s API and then analyse the author’s […]

Accessing a tweet using only its ID (and without the Twitter API)

Today I learned that Twitter totally ignores the username in the “tweet detail route” on their website. This allows you to view details of a (public) tweet when knowing only its ID, without needing to access the Twitter API (which is the default geeky approach I was first going to take). Twitter’s tweet detail route […]

When Twitter Refuses to Delete Abusive Tweets …

Shahak Shapira: Over the last months, I reported about 300 hate tweets. Twitter failed to delete most of them, so I sprayed them in front of their office. Nice guerilla action. Hopefully this will now get Twitter’s attention. Sidenote: Dustin Curtis recently tweetranted (ranttweeted?) a few things Twitter could do to improve. Of course the […]

The True Story of the “Ellen Selfie”

Talking about The Oscars, the story behind the famous “Ellen Selfie” is quite interesting: From time to time, people ask me how that selfie came to be. It’s a pretty good story of collaboration, partnership and professionalism. And these days, a story with a happy ending is worth telling. Next to collaboration, partnership and professionalism […]