Losing Control of the Link

Read this post if you’re into social media or the web:

The Web We Have to Save

Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others, insecure social services, are far more paranoid. Instagram — owned by Facebook — doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul de sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the Internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

The point this post makes, is exactly why I advocate your own content to people all the time, that suggest just writing it on facebook instead.

(Why) I Killed half of my Social Media Accounts

I just killed some Facebook and Google+ pages, a Twitter account and stopped actively posting to my Linkedin account. I used to read:

focus on one thing and be good at it

which I usually disregarded and thought: I’ll just post these two at once, these two, create a schedule, etc. Now, people are right about that and I’m ready to admit it. The pages are still registered, but I will focus on few accounts from now on.

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Twitter Cards Support in your WordPress Theme

What are Twitter Cards?

Twitter cards reveal more about the site you’re linking too in a tweet. They come in three flavours: summary, photo and player.

Why should I use Twitter Cards?

As shown in the picture below, you simply give your followers or your extended audience the possibility to get a preview inside what you have linked, instead of just a link to a site they may not know. Continue reading “Twitter Cards Support in your WordPress Theme”