Adding a Social Media Wall to Your Blog/Website
Over the past few months, I've been working on my personal/demo website. I've built this one and I am extremely proud of it! I will say that I admired a lot of other broadcast students sites and I learn a lot from them. One of them being, a social media wall.
Social Media has become such a big part of so many industries. Being a news fanatic, I use Twitter multiple times daily to see quick snippets of news stories and headlines. I really wanted to add my Twitter to my site because of how much I aggregate on it daily.
After searching, and searching, I finally found a service that was perfect for me. See my wall in action here! I use Juicer. Why do I love it? Well for one, it offers a free version which is perfect for my needs. The design is clean and easy to read. I love how it displays my tweets! You can add other sources as well.
What to look for when choosing a social media wall?
- It all comes down to your needs. Most services are paid-only and those that are free limit how many sources you can connect to. This might be a plus if you'll only be using it for say, Twitter and Instagram. But if you're looking for a full service, multiple source service browse the paid options.
- This ties in with price. Make sure that with whatever service you choose, you will be able to connect your accounts to it. Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Google +, Pinterests, the works! Also, try to keep a theme going. I am not connecting my Instagram because it is more for personal posting. If you want it to be personal, connect personal accounts. If you're looking for a more professional wall, then connect those accounts.
- Please make sure that you can embed your social wall onto your site. A copy and paste code is great for most websites and blogs. Research from your host, ex. Squarespace, Wordpress, Blogger, Weebly, if you will be able to connect your wall.