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Twitter embed alerts

How to get alerts about embedded tweets

Twitter allows embedding tweets on external websites:

Embed Tweet menu option
“Embed Tweet” menu option on a tweet by Shawn “#BlizzardsNow” Micallef

This is great for adding content to news articles, websites, blogs, etc. Twitter also ensures that the tweets are displayed using your current name, photo, and the latest Twitter design.

However, there are no alerts for when your tweets are embedded, and that’s rather unfortunate because I would like to know when someone is using my tweets.

As of April 2020, the embed HTML code is:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true">
    <p lang="en" dir="ltr">
        Looking forward to transitioning into my weekend tweets shortly. There will be a brief service delay while we switch sensibilities.
    &mdash; Three Geese Radius (@shawnmicallef) <a href="">April 17, 2020</a>
<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

So, one solution is to create a Google Alert for: “@{{username}}”

Google Alert for detecting embedded tweets on the internets

This will not detect every instance of an embedded tweet, but if Google finds it on a site they’re crawling, they will send you an email about it.

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