Embedding things into other things

So, I guess Mastodon can do that just fine.

I’m on Mastodon, but it hasn’t yet become an addiction. It’s a nice enough website and I like how many people seem to have made the effort to make one, but I get the sense it isn’t sticking for them, either.

Little technological things aren’t the issue, though. Twitter took over the internet as the place to write a sentence and have that get noticed. The only thing that I’ve seen come close to that is Substack, which I am increasingly addicted. I read it using Substack Reader because I don’t want any of these things showing up in my inbox (every substack publication is technically an email newsletter at heart, but I hate that as a thing).

I can link to a substack (https://afterschool.substack.com) like any other thing, but I wish there was some cute embed thing I could do that looked like an embedded Tweet (or, like above, and embedded Mastodon post). Now, I’m an old blogger. I know there’s nothing stopping me from just hyperlinking stuff and using the > markdown line to make an embed, like this:

Financial Cleanses and Therapy Bots - by Casey Lewis

TikTok’s financial cleanse” trend is the new cash stuffing”; Luca Guadagnino’s next movie is an Audrey Hepburn biopic; Gen Z queen Billie Eilish is on the cover of Vogue; and Sydney Sweeney is the new face of Armani Beauty.

I can do that, and bloggers and markdown writers can do that. But regular yokes won’t be bothered.

I guess that’s what the screenshot button is for.

Update

I had not heard of this before. I’m also not sure I’ve seen it in the wild. But, it is interesting!

Here’s the above embed using this Quoteback thing. I installed the Chrome extension (in Edge), and just right-clicked the text and hit the extension button:

TikTok’s financial cleanse” trend is the new cash stuffing”; Luca Guadagnino’s next movie is an Audrey Hepburn biopic; Gen Z queen Billie Eilish is on the cover of Vogue; and Sydney Sweeney is the new face of Armani Beauty.

This did not work in Edge, but it did work in Firefox. That was pretty easy, though. I wonder if it’ll catch on with the people who would normally only embed a tweet?



Date
January 6, 2023