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 […]

Pure CSS Twitter Heart Animation

Ana Tudor has recreated the Twitter Heart Animation in pure CSS: See the Pen no sprite, no JS heart animation – click it! by Ana Tudor (@thebabydino) on CodePen. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions in the original post. The most surprising part – to me – is that the particles are rendered using box-shadow. Recreating […]

Getting the actual GIF from a tweet with TWEET2GIF

Twitter supports GIFs (and more recently: longer/bigger GIFs!), yet they render them as MP4 files. So how to get the original GIF? Enter TWEET2GIF: Ever wanted to download that gif that you saw on Twitter? Maybe share it on Facebook or other social networks? You’re at the right place! Just paste in the URL of […]

OreillyCover Twitter Bot

In succession to those hilarious The Practical Developer Book Covers, the Twitter bot @OreillyCover has been created by @GNUmanth. It allows you to roll your own book covers by just tweeting at it. Feed the bot tweets using the following format: @OreillyCover /orly {title};{topText};{author} Tweeting @OreillyCover /orly Hanging out on Slack;Being unproductive without feeling guilty […]