Facebook now allows those with third-party Web sites and blogs to embed posts from news feeds into posts or pages. The feature was previously allowed only to select media launch partners like CNN and Huffington Post.
The embed capability emulates Twitter’s embedding feature. By using both, it can be a great way to curate content for a blog.
Facebook makes it easy: simply click on the upper righthand corner arrow, and click “embed.” Copy and paste the code into your post or page anywhere you like. Readers can Like, Share and Comment on the post or Like or Unlike the Page the post came from. Do make sure that you embed only Public posts, otherwise images and content won’t show.
With Twitter, click on the More text at the bottom of a Tweet you want to use, then click on Embed and copy and paste the code into your page or post.
While I chose random posts from my Facebook page and Twitter feed for the samples below, when you curate content, choose a subject you want to cover for your audience, and then search for related posts and tweets. Then start embedding away! Add your own commentary and advice if you like, to show your authority on the subject.
Check out the sample below from Crackerjack Scribe’s Facebook page:
And here’s an embed from Twitter:
Updated Facebook News Feed Algorithm Boosts Organic Content http://t.co/LvdTkDhUxH
— Laura Tate (@CJScribe) August 10, 2013