posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:16 PM
Hey Owners, Admins and IT staff, my question is what would it take to add an embed capability for twitter content?? Is something of that nature
physically possible?? Can it be coded, does it require new server hardware?? If it is possible, what would such an endeavor cost?? I would be glad to
donate in a fundraiser that would seek such a goal.
It is no secret that much of today's news is found on twitter first, because the individual people who are near scenes when it breaks are the first
to show the world. Then the news media seeks permission from them to either purchase the rights to use, or are granted free use rights. I see it
everyday in posts. It is easier for some of us private citizens because we just ant to document history and most of us are not seeking financial
compensation or monetization.
Sometimes I find an exclusive video on twitter that is not yet on youtube. In such scenarios, it takes me about 2 minutes per video to rip it from
twitter with various free websites, save it, then re-upload onto youtube so that I can embed it here. As usual, I always cite the original sources
both on youtube and here at ATS. I am not familiar with video editing software though, and it can become cumbersome to go through a two minute process
on average for video clips that are typically under that same two minutes in length.
Various other media outlets now embed twitter posts (including media) into their news articles, and I have begun to see the trend grow to some other
discussion boards. So I figured I would ask and see if this is something that could be of benefit to the community and what kind of capital/resources
would be required to undertake such an endeavor.
Does anyone else see any interest in features like this??
As an example, I saw the shootout along the Simon Bolivar border crossing on twitter both before FOXNews reported on it and before it showed up on
youtube. But I have to also spend some time using different key words and translations to see if the video already is on youtube.
I have found a few times in the past couple of years that I beat both the News Media and Youtube to a breaking event right here on ATS because I found
it reported from the scene on twitter first. I just thought an embed feature could further empower our community as a first destination for breaking