We already know that Jimmy Fallon has the best house band in late-night, but this takes it to another level. Last night the Roots greeted Michele Bachmann with a Fishbone song that expresses the feelings that many people share for the Republican nominee.
Don’t get it? Neither did I, but thanks to Twitter…
Question: What do you get when you combine Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak? Answer: John Kenn. I tweeted a link to John Kenn’s site a few months ago, but he keeps posting more and more amazing artwork. His prolificacy is remarkable (especially considering he writes and directs TV shows for children and has a family).
You may have noticed some blogs (TechCrunch, Mashable, etc.) are now embedding tweets directly into their posts. By embedding Twitter posts, rather than inserting screenshots or copying and pasting text, the links become clickable, the text becomes searchable and the user’s custom profile styles are added to the embed. Most importantly, it looks cool.
"Twitter Embeds or Snarks with Frickin' Laser Beams" How to embed tweets with Blackbird Pie. BONUS: Cringeworthy puns! http://joey.is/yx7vp
The feature is called Blackbird Pie. It was published by Twitter Media (@twittermedia on Twitter). They provide, “Knowledge and tools to help you use Twitter to transform TV, entertainment, sports and journalism.” Twitter Media has published a variety of Twitter guidelines, metrics tools and API resources. Their blog is a great source for new features and Twitter news.