However I did try this and it worked! - Use the 'Content Editor' web part:
- Go to the Twitter resource to create a widget (you need a Twitter account).
- Right click and copy the URL of this uploaded text file (probably best to ensure this file is ‘read only’ for students! Or hidden).
- Select ‘edit page’ for SharePoint (top left - activated for editing in this example)
- Select any ‘Add a Web part’ area (probably right is best? its personal preference)
- Find and add the web part ‘Content Editor’.
- Select 'edit web part' then paste the URL link for the txt file from the documents area to the ‘Content Link’ area of the web part (shown top right).
- Apply and ok.
- It now appears in SharePoint as an active Twitter widget/feed.
Know issues are: running script in IE (in general), the user will be asked if it’s safe to run active content – this does not usually happen in other browsers. Annoying but I think most users are used to this now.
Worth a look: There are several flavours to the Twitter widget feeds, including the ability to use a keyword search, opening up other opportunities.
Thank you to Mark Pannell and Elena Menendez-Alonso for some excellent suggestions to help make this happen.