Twitter Trick- Hack: Real-Time Twitter Hashtag Boards for Any #Term

posted May 21, 2015, 8:20 PM by justin b farrow   [ updated May 21, 2015, 8:29 PM ]

This is a quick tip for anyone who would like to add a real time twitter hashtag board to any page on their ning site.  

So first I want you to take a look at this link.  I'll wait.

Now, analyzing the structure of this URL you can see a few things which can be changed to make a board for any term

http://twubs.com/embed/NING/?messagesPerPage=55&headerBgColor=%231c6485&headerTextColor=%23ffffff

Change the Red for the term you are wanting the latest tweets about

Change this number for number of tweets to show

Change this hex color (leaving the %23) for color of header and the other for header text

This entire URL can become an iFrame inside a module like so:

<iframe src="http://twubs.com/embed/NING/?messagesPerPage=55&headerBgColor=%231c6485&headerTextColor=%23ffffff" style="border:0px #FFFFFF none;" name="NINGtweets" scrolling="no" frameborder="1" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="600" width="100%"></iframe>

Try it on these others substituting out NING for other terms to see what I mean:

Surveyors

Geosocial

SEIAD  (Survey Earth in a Day)

Get Fancy with Tabs in Ning 3

Enjoy this time saving hack and let me know if you have any questions...