How to embed Twitter streams and prepopulate tweets in your document

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It’s holiday season and I’ve been playing with Twitter again. You can do some pretty cool things with it, and it’s surprisingly easy even if you don’t have a wiki. 🙂 Imagine putting other people’s words onto your pages, dynamically, as the people write them. Or having your document suggest a tweet that your reader may like to send.

You may have already seen a bit on this blog about Twitter and technical documentation. In past months I’ve written about our experiments with Twitter using the tools provided by Confluence, the wiki that hosts our documentation. That led me to wonder how easy it would be to integrate Twitter into online documentation that is not hosted on Confluence.

Hence this post. It assumes your documentation is HTML-based. The post is more of a “how to” than a “why on earth would you want to”. But since the latter is also…

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