Youtube and Vimeo are nice, but what about the Colbert Report or ESPN? Parrotfish allows you to watch video from a multitude of sources.
So much of the web these days is sharing photos. Wouldn't it be nice to see those photos right in your Twitter screen?
These are just some of our providers
- PBS Video
- Band Camp
- The White House
- Daily Motion
- College Humor
- ABC News
- Washington Post
- CBS News
- Google Buzz
- Big Think
- A Softer World
- Dinosaur Comics
165 Providers is awesome, but for everyone else we don't specifically support, we still provide a rich embed preview with a title, description and photos.
See a link you're interested in reading? With Instapaper support built in you can save links from Twitter to read at a later time.
Twitter phishing attacks have grown recently. Parrotfish compares links against known phishing and malware URLs and lets you know if we think that URL is unsafe. Phishing data is provided by Google Safe Browse.
Share your video files directly on Twitter from services like Dropbox. Parrotfish will wrap them in the HTML5 video tag allowing them to be viewed directly on Twitter.
We store preview information about a link in Chrome's Local Storage. This makes loading previews faster for you and less intensive for us.