But that was not the only Tweet I made about this. I made a whole frigging thread. You can see the thread in most Twitter clients by clicking on the Tweet. But I figured I would also capture the thread here in this blog post. Tweet #2 in the thread.So @PatSchloss had a Tweet a few minutes ago about a comment he got suggesting Twitter threads are more effective than blog posts and I thought I would comment about this in a thread 1/n https://t.co/WxHXyFTZOS— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2019
Tweet #3 in the Thread.I think this is only partially true. In the short term and for most purposes, Twitter threads are probably more effective. 2/n— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2019
Tweet #4 in the Thread.But Twitter threads mostly seem to get lost / ignored after a short period of time (days) 3/n— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2019
Tweet #5 in the Thread.Blog posts on the other hand have longer legs and also have the advantage in most cases of being updatable and more able to accommodate different formats and such 4/n— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2019
Note - I got the embed codes for these Tweets from Twitter by selected the drop down menu in the upper right of the Tweet which I see in Safari at the Twitter site. I am not sure if this shows up in all Twitter clients but it works on the Twitter web site.So what I have started doing in some cases is posting Twitter threads and then capturing them via @wakelet or embeds into a blog post with some other details and this then has a bit longer lifespan than the thread itself. 5/n— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2019
This gets me this menu
I then selected "Embed Tweet" and it gives me this
I then selected customization options because when posting all the Tweets I wanted just the Tweets and not the full conversation of the Tweet. First you get this menu:
I then selected "Hide Conversation"
And clicked update and then it showed me the new Embed code. I then copied it and inserted it into this blog post. I did this for each of the five tweets shown above.
And Voila - I have a blog post with a Twitter thread embedded in it where the thread discusses blog posts vs. Twitter threads.
Also - one can also include other Tweets about the same topic here. So for example I can include responses too ...
Like this one.
Yes. I have a blog post I’ve given to 100+ people over they past few years. Tweets are pretty ephemeral. https://t.co/nc6fVcCmqw— Pat Schloss (@PatSchloss) March 23, 2019
If a thread is long, this is a real pain. A much easier though less controllable approach is to use Wakelet or Twitter moments. However, since Twitter seems to be abandoning moments as far as I can tell, Wakelet seems a better option
Here is the Wakelet I made --- Anyhow - there you go. A quick guide to turning a Tweet thread about blog posts and Tweet threads into a blog post.