Ever since Twitter first opened its doors, various methods have been proposed to allow bloggers and web designers to embed tweets into websites and blogs. Most of these have been crude hacks, and like me you probably resorted to cutting and pasting an image of the tweet into your site, as that was typically the best way to preserve it for others to see. This served a purpose, and made it easy for visitors to read that tweet, but they were unable to interact with it in any way.
They’ve also implemented functionality on Twitter.com that allows any tweet to be embedded into any website, YouTube-style. This is both incredibly welcome and really useful. And here’s how you do it.