Twitter as content: How to share relevant tweets in an "Article" post and a "Gallery" post

Twitter is awesome, if you don't know that by now time to wake up. This post is going to show you how you can create entire posts out of tweets you find relevant or interesting.

You can create content like "10 funniest tweets from last night's Oscars" or "20 Twitter accounts you must follow if you're a Cubs fan." This is a great way to share tweets that everybody is talking about, or share Twitter accounts you love. Or, if you prefer, shed light on horrible tweets such as the one "The Onion" wrote during this year's Oscars. Even better, sharing great responses to that tweet would have been a great post.

As you know, you can embed video into your posts. And as we've also explained, you can add video into a "Gallery" post. What I will show here is how, using the exact same concepts, you can embed tweets into an "Article" post or a "Gallery" post and create content for your readers.

To start, look below:

That is a tweet embedded directly from Steve Martin's Twitter account. You can embed tweets from any non-protected account. Here's how:

Go to either Twitter.com or Tweetdeck.com and find the tweet you want to share. When you get to the tweet put your cursor over it and find "Embed this Tweet."

Select "Embed this Tweet" and a box will pop up that says "Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below."

To add to an article, simply copy the code and embed it into the "Text" tab of your post. Remember, the "Text" tab takes HTML while the "Visual" tab does not.

And that's all you need to know to embed a tweet like in the Steve Martin example above.

To add tweets to a photo gallery follow the directions I've previously sent out on adding video to a "Gallery" post. However, there is a VERY IMPORTANT adjust to make. When you get the code, it will look like this:

<blockquote><p>Over 2500 Facebook fans and over 500 followers on Twitter (@<a href="https://twitter.com/catholicreally">catholicreally</a>)!Thank you! <a href="http://t.co/oiFB5M0L4Q" title="http://ow.ly/i8LRm">ow.ly/i8LRm</a></p>&mdash; Pam Spano (@CatholicReally) <a href="https://twitter.com/CatholicReally/status/307213688375492608">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

For the tweet to appear properly in the photo gallery, you must remove "async" from the last line. So the code to embed would read like this...

<blockquote><p>Over 2500 Facebook fans and over 500 followers on Twitter (@<a href="https://twitter.com/catholicreally">catholicreally</a>)!Thank you! <a href="http://t.co/oiFB5M0L4Q" title="http://ow.ly/i8LRm">ow.ly/i8LRm</a></p>&mdash; Pam Spano (@CatholicReally) <a href="https://twitter.com/CatholicReally/status/307213688375492608">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

To see how it looks see the photo gallery below.

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