TweetBoard is an interesting new service that sprang up a few days ago. It’s sort of a way of bringing Twitter conversation onto your website.

Tweetboard is a fun and engaging micro-forum type application for your website. It pulls your Twitter stream in near real-time (max 1 min delay), reformatting tweets into threaded conversations with unlimited nesting. Conversations that spun off the original conversation are also threaded in-line, giving your site visitors full perspective of what’s being discussed.

As people leave their messages on your TweetBoard, they simultaniously add them to their Twitter account, complete with a link back to the conversation, adding a bit of a viral twist.

The service is currently in public alpha. All you have to do is request an invite, which will be approved instantly, then add the JavaScript to your website, just before the </body> tag.


TweetBoard appears as a floating tab on the left-hand side of your website. When clicked, the tab slides outward to reveal the message board.

I’ve tried the service out a little bit, and have been wanting to put it live on Webmaster-Source, if just for a few days to see how people respond to it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work well with my design. Users with 1024×768 screen resolution or lower would see the green tab floating over my main content, instead of in the extra space to the left of it. I’ve figured out a way to to hide the tab and replace it with an ordinary text link somewhere, but I don’t know how well that would work out.

  • Sumesh

    I'm not sure if it is possible, but if Tweetboard provides an option to place it in the right side, you could worry a lot less. Sidebar content is relatively compromise-able…just a thought.

    • redwall_hp

      They don't offer that feature yet, though I believe it's on their list.