TwitStat.us - Awesome Twitter Search Badges

Step 1: Search options

Set your search terms, title your badge, and set how many results you want to show.

Step 2: Look and feel

Style your badge by changing the colors of the boxes below. Click in a box to change the color, and watch your badge update on the right. Mix and match to your hearts content!

Generate Badge Code

Step 3: Use your Badge

We've generated some code below that will automatically add your badge to your page or blog. To use it, simple copy all of it, and paste it wherever you use HTML.

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About TwitStat.us

Who are you guys?

Ryan McGrath and Brandon Leonardo.

What was the inspiration for this?

We believe that Twitter's doing something awesome these days. It's easily one of the biggest hubs of activity on the internet, and with that comes a wealth of information that's available in real time. As important as Twitter is as a "Communications Platform", Twitter's purpose as a Search Engine is rapidly becoming one of the most useful and valuable parts of Twitter.

After searching for something similar to a Twitter Search badge to easily leverage that search engine, and failing to find anything, Brandon decided to build one himself. While Twitter does provide badges and widgets, the current badges and widgets merely display YOUR latest tweets. We wanted one that would showcase search results from Twitter's stream, and we wanted it to be completely plug and play.

Both Brandon and Ryan have experience with the Twitter API (Brandon built StopTweet, and Ryan has a Python Library (Twython) that wraps Twitter's API). The combined experience paved the way to a system where the Search keywords and design system are customizable. Now, you can customize your badge to match the look and feel of your website or blog. We offer these badges completely free of charge. Have a blast!

Contact Information

Questions, comments? You can hit both Ryan McGrath and Brandon Leonardo on Twitter, or follow TwitStat.us on Twitter!

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Twitstat.us Questions

What exactly is this widget?

This site generates a simple bit of HTML code that you can insert on your website, company site, or social network profile to instantly display Twitter Search results for the specified keywords. It's highly customizable and should be able to fit right in on any page.

Why would I want to use this?

To easily display real-time search results on your website, of course. Some initial uses we've thought of include:

  1. Company - Stick your company name with a smiley face in the keywords ( i.e. 'twitstat.us :)' ) and put this badge on your company's home page.
  2. Blogger - Put your badge at the end of a post, with keywords relating to the topic. Your readers can get a snapshot of what Twitter thinks about it.
  3. Person/Celebrity - Stick this on your webpage, or social network profile with your name specified as the keyword.

The possibilities are endless, and we haven't figured out every way people will use this, so be creative.

Are there more levels of customization?

Beyond the initial level of customization that we offer, you can further customize with CSS. Click here to get an example CSS template.

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