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 […]

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 […]