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Embed YouTube video in Question, Answer, or Post for a live blogging session


Enter a YouTube video url. There are 3 ways of inserting the YouTube video:
1) The url in the browser url box:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6BgmeTH3k
2) The url given in the YouTube “share” option:
https://youtu.be/me6BgmeTH3k
3) The embed code given in the YouTube “embed” option:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/me6BgmeTH3k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The final result will be something like this, in the backend:

Embed a YouTube video in a live Q&A or liveblogging session with Dilmot.com

Embed a YouTube video in a live Q&A or liveblogging session with Dilmot.com

Embed a tweet inside a live Dilmot Q&A


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

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:

https://twitter.com/dilmot/status/609888259112574976

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&amp;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>

Cover a live event with liveblogging tool Dilmot.com


Live blogging is a great way to cover an event

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

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

Live blogging example made with Dilmot.com tool

Define the best layout to embed your live Q&A with Dilmot


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

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.

Use Dilmot to publish recurrent Q&A’s


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

Duplicate stream configuration