Last weekend, I reported on Occupy Austin’s solidarity assembly for Occupy Gezi. Tonight’s video is from Austin’s second rally for solidarity with the Turkish people, this one hosted by Austin’s branch of the International Socialist Organization. The video was created by the Zgraphix.org / Austin Indymedia Center team.
As a journalist, I do a lot of my news gathering, and a lot of my reporting on Twitter. That’s why I’m very glad to announce a new feature on MyFDL to allow easy embedding of a tweet. Simply copy/paste the URL (web address) of the tweet you want to embed (it will look something like https://twitter.com/TwitterName/status/longstringofnumbers ). For example, pasting https://twitter.com/KitOConnell/status/344571527209025536 on its own line results in:
You can now embed a tweet on @MyFDL just by pasting the URL of the tweet on its own line. Yes, I'll be embedding this tweet.
— Kit O'Connell (@KitOConnell) June 11, 2013
It works exactly the same if the tweet has media attached, such as this picture of an almost overwhelmingly cute elephant:
but I don't want to go home! pic.twitter.com/N6xhpT53K1
— Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) June 11, 2013
Or even tweets which have a YouTube or Vine video:
— Kit O'Connell (@KitOConnell) June 4, 2013
For those unfamiliar, Vine is a popular smartphone app which records 6 seconds of video at a time. Vine’s always autoplay but with sound muted; you can toggle the sound by clicking the speaker icon or stop the video by clicking on the image.
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