Create a dynamic Twitter Signature

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 23, 2008
Updated • Nov 29, 2012
Internet, Twitter

Twitter: Some love it while others would never even think of using the service that lets other people know what you are currently doing. Still it is widely popular and third party applications are beginning to be published that take advantage of this popularity.

Twitsig is one of those applications. It creates a dynamic image that is displaying your user icon and your last message in a signature image. This signature can be embedded into forums or blogs for instance where signatures are allowed.

The process is simple. Just enter the twitter user name and click on the Get Code button. Three different types of links are displayed once the code is generated. One direct link to the image which does not get updated, one html link to embed into websites and blogs and one in BBcode for forums.

Since I do not have a Twitter account I have used the one from Bill Gates which means that you get his updated Twitter notifications in this article.

Update: The signature gets automatically updated whenever a new message is posted by the account.

Update 2: The service is down right now with the developers citing a recent change by Twitter that is causing the incompatibility. It seems that all Twitter signature services are affected by the change, as none of them are working right now.

It is not clear if this is going to change anytime soon or if this is a permanent issue which effectively means that the service may never recover from the change. If you are currently using one of their signatures I'd suggest you disable it on the website you are using.


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