Sharing an OpenScholar Page on Twitter
The image displayed when an OpenScholar url is tweeted out is the image contained in the site logo widget.
Here are the specs given by twitter about the requirements for the site logo image:
- Image width/height: Minimum 600 X 335 pixels, although larger images (for example 1200 X 675) will be better optimized for when users click to expand images.
- Image file size: Max 15mb on twitter.com and 3mb on ads.twitter.com.
Here are recent changes to be aware of:
If the user tweets the root url, Twitter displays the site logo
If the user tweets a listing page, like /publications or /news, Twitter displays the site logo
If they tweet a post - such as a particular news article, Twitter looks for the first image in the post and tweets that. If it cannot find an image, it tweets the site logo
The Twitter Card Validator is useful when Twitter cannot locate your site logo or the image associated with a post.
See Tweet example:
When this occurs, you can copy your url into the Card Validator and this will force Twitter to update the content.
Once you see your image appear, you can go ahead and tweet out your link on Twitter.