Social media

Twitter card and Open Graph images in Icarus theme for Hugo

How to define the post preview image shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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Earlier this week, when sharing a post from The Perfect Twang to Facebook, I noticed that none of the post images appeared in the link preview: The lack of images is due to a missing og:image property in my post metadata. The only information I found on how to populate this property, specifically in the Icarus theme for Hugo I use for my music blog, is by Brendan Quinn.

Bookmarks May 2012

Social media guidance for civil servants and other links I've found useful this month.

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Social media guidance for civil servants (published 17 May 2012) Guidance produced as part of the UK Government ICT strategy. Also includes section on overcoming the technical barriers to accessing the Internet and social media for ICT professionals in government departments, agencies and arm’s length bodies. Are you in a happy place? Jon Bounds “Takes the latest tweets around a location and rates emotionally sensitive words against a database to give scores for the happiness or emotional wellbeing of the place.

You are what you tweet

Infographic representing yours truly based on my Twitter data. Even the quiff is accurate.

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Some fun to kick off the new year – an infographic representing yours truly based on my Twitter data. I made it using’s Twitterize Yourself wizard. Apparently, I have a geeky grin, post more positive than negative tweets, wear techie t-shirts and am possibly obsessed with football. Woo, uncanny! They even got the quiff correct. Discover your Twitter character on