[FOSDEM] Improve main picture on website for use in social media

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Dec 23 12:36:32 CET 2015


meanwhile a friend of mine gave me some more info, to be complete for
facebook and google+, you could add:


    <meta property="og:site_name" content="FOSDEM 2016" />
    <meta property="og:title" content="FOSDEM 2016" />
    <meta property="og:type" content="website" />
    <meta property="og:image"
content="https://fosdem.org/2016/assets/style/logo-gear-7204a6874eb0128932db10ff4030910401ac06f4e907f8b4a40da24ba592b252.png"
/>
    <meta property="og:description" content="FOSDEM is a free event for
software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate." />


or something more appropriate, for example the image used may be bigger

On 12/23/2015 01:37 AM, Ghosty wrote:
> ok added the opengraph tags ... looks like that's working now.
> Now lets see for the twitterstuff ;)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> G
> 
> On 22/12/2015 15:55, Emanuil Tolev wrote:
>> At the slight risk of posting a bit too often in these threads - I know
>> of 2 social integrations which allow pictures and one crawler-y piece of
>> metadata:
>>
>>
>> Facebook OpenGraph tags (just pasted from an app I contributed to, or
>> for some more info there seems to be a reasonable blog post
>> http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/03/25/social-media-meta-tags-how-to-use-open-graph-and-cards/
>>
>> ):
>>
>> <!-- Open Graph tags for Facebook -->
>> <meta property="og:title" content="Directory of Open Access Journals"/>
>> <meta property="og:url" content="https://doaj.org" />
>> <meta property="og:description" content="DOAJ is an online directory
>> that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed
>> journals."/>
>> <meta property="og:image"
>> content="https://doaj.org/static/doaj/images/logo_square.jpg"/>
>>
>>
>> Twitter cards with a picture (
>> https://dev.twitter.com/cards/types/summary-large-image ):
>>
>> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image">
>> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@nytimes">
>> <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@SarahMaslinNir">
>> <meta name="twitter:title" content="Parade of Fans for Houston’s
>> Funeral">
>> <meta name="twitter:description" content="NEWARK - The guest list and
>> parade of limousines with celebrities emerging from them seemed more
>> suited to a red carpet event in Hollywood or New York than than a gritty
>> stretch of Sussex Avenue near the former site of the James M. Baxter
>> Terrace public housing project here.">
>> <meta name="twitter:image"
>> content="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/02/19/us/19whitney-span/19whitney-span-articleLarge.jpg">
>>
>>
>>
>> DublinCore (DC) metadata - incidentally that seems to already be there
>> on pages, incl. FOSDEM homepage:
>>
>> <link rel="schema.DC" href="http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.0/" />
>> <meta name="DC.Title" content="Welcome to FOSDEM 2016"/>
>> <meta name="DC.Format" content="text/html" />
>> <meta name="DC.Language" content="en" />
>> <meta name="DC.Subject" content="FOSDEM 2016" />
>> <meta name="DC.Rights"
>> content="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/be/" />
>>
>> hth,
>> Emanuil
>>
>> On 22 December 2015 at 14:16, Ghosty <ghosty.be at gmail.com
>> <mailto:ghosty.be at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>     On 22/12/2015 14:17, Pander wrote:
>>
>>         Hi all,
>>
>>         Could the website offer a nice main image for usage in social
>>         media? If
>>         you share a link to http://fosdem.org/2016 on Twitter, LinkedIn,
>>         Facebook, Google+ and so on, the map of the campus is being
>> shown as
>>         image, which is not the most representable image for the event.
>>
>>         It is possible to indicate in the website (hidden or not) which
>>         picture/logo should be picked up by social media when sharing
>>         the link
>>         of the site. Could someone have a go at improving this?
>>
>>         Thanks,
>>
>>         Pander
>>
>>
>>     Anyone suggestions how this should look like in the webcode? (not
>>     sure how different social media pick up stuff from your website as
>>     being the "banner or logo" in preview ...).
>>     So I can pass this info on to the website guys?
>>
>>     Regards,
>>
>>     G.
>>
>>
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