And we continue with our integration with the great Twitter app.
We started grabbing questions from tweets, we help you share your Q&A in Twitter, we recently launched the possibility to log in with your Twitter account and today we are launching the feature of embedding tweets in your Dilmot stream.
Embed a tweet inside a Dilmot Q&A session
So, now, when you are live blogging and covering a live event, you may want to embed a Tweet and show it nicely with this functionality. Then only thing you have to do is to paste the specific url of the tweet, and Dilmot App will pick it up and embed it in the Twitter embed format.
In Twitter, select “Copy link to Tweet”, then you have to copy paste the given url like this:
or, select “Embed Tweet”, and you copy paste, the full embed text, like this example:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">A free tool for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/newsroom?src=hash">#newsroom</a> in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DigitalMedia?src=hash">#DigitalMedia</a> to publish live Q&A's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/socialmedia?src=hash">#socialmedia</a> <a href="http://t.co/htRenI9L2j">http://t.co/htRenI9L2j</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Journalism?src=hash">#Journalism</a></p>
— Dilmot (@dilmot) <a href="https://twitter.com/dilmot/status/609888259112574976">June 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
Live blogging is a great way to cover an event
We are launching a new feature that our clients have been requesting: Liveblogging
Dilmot offers a live Q&A platform, and the way to publish “live posts” is to use the Comment functionality. We have improved it so that it is much faster to use: the form box is open and you can publish a comment just by pressing enter.
Use Dilmot as a liveblogging tool
We also give the option to enter new lines in the text, using many options: the most traditional alt+enter, and two other alternatives: shift+enter and ctrl+enter.
In the following example, you can see how a newspaper is using this feature to discuss about football news. The design shown can be easily customized.
Live blogging example made with Dilmot.com tool
Now you can select the best layout that fits your needs in order to embed the live Q&A chat made with Dilmot. An image speaks for a thousand words, so we will just put the screenshot:
Customize the Q&A header you embed in your site with Dilmot
This option is available as a default at account level, but also is a customizable item for each one of the streams separately.
We are proud to announce our new feature “duplicate stream“.
It copies all the configuration of a stream to a new one. It does not copy questions or comments, just the configuration items. This is very convenient for organising recurrent Q&A’s, for example, daily or weekly chats, because you save time: no need to set the name, image, avatar, twitter hashtag, etc every time. It does also copy the moderators authorised for the stream.
In order to use it, go to the list of streams and while you have the mouse on top of the line with the stream, you will see the option “duplicate” will show up, as you can see in the screenshot detail below:
Duplicate stream configuration
We are very proud and thankful top Blokotek for publishing a guide about how Dilmot works. Unfortunately we cannot speak Polish and tell you more about it. Please visit their site to see the excellent work they are doing:
Dilmot Q&A app featured in Blokotek (Poland)
You may read more here: http://www.blokotek.pl/2015/04/umiesc-na-blogu-wasny-system-pytan-i.html
If you are interested in helping us translate Dilmot to Polish (it is already translated more than 40%), you can contribute, as we explain here: http://blog.dilmot.com/help-translating-dilmot/