Dec. 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM ET
The #newTwitter continues to expand its features with partners that allow users to view embedded media such as independent TV shows (no "Outsourced" for y'all, yet! More like cable access 2.0), full-length songs, mobile photos, original art and slide presentations directly on the site's details pane (usually on the right-side).
If you're not on #newTwitter yet, this is a pretty good excuse to try it.
Already built into it is the ability to click on a tweet that has a link to an iTunes song (you get the preview), YouTube video, Flickr photos or live event via USTREAM, and see it on the same page.
The Twitter blog only mentioned 5 of its 20 new partners:
- blip.tv: Watch more than 50,000 independently-produced Web TV shows.
- Instagram: View mobile photos, personalized with Instagram’s colorful filters.
- Rdio: When a subscriber Tweets out a song, Rdio members can listen to full-length songs right inside the details pane, for the first time ever. All other Twitter users will hear 30 second song previews.
- SlideShare: Read and share entire presentations, directly on Twitter.
- Dipdive: See photos, videos and new works from Dipdive's community of artists.
I wanted to try out at least one, so I signed up for a free trial with Rdio and clicked on the Pitchfork playlist, scrolled down and found "O.N.E." by Yeasayer. I clicked on the "+" sign, chose "Share this song" and it gave me an option for Twitter. Easy as that. It showed up on my Twitter timeline, and clicking on that details arrow pulled it right up. As mentioned above, signing up as a member gives you the entire song, vs. those pitiful 30-second previews. Teases!
The blog says Twitter will roll out more content partners over the next few months. We'll keep an eye out for you!
I'll definitely be experimenting with these multimedia partners in my tweets. How about you?