How to get the little orange diamond by your Twitter name 🔶

One of our neighbours turned 16 last night. He had a party. His mum, who I’d met earlier while we were walking our dogs that there was going to be no alcohol at this party. As I listened to a large group of teenagers making a hell of a racket in our street at 11pm last night, it seemed that they had taken no notice.

Anyway, I took advantage of that disturbance to finally do something I had been meaning to do for ages.

For a wee while now, a growing number of  Lib Dems have put an orange diamond next to their Twitter name.

I’ve been wondering how to do it but have never had a clue how to do it, nor the time to look into it.

It didn’t take me long to work it out.

Unfortunately, they don’t have a yellow bird.

So basically you copy the code from here and go into the edit screen for your Twitter profile and paste it next to your name. However many times you want.

It’s quite good to see the growing group of Lib Dems on Twitter.

So, Happy Birthday to our neighbour. I hope he enjoyed his party which was, by the way, over without any serious incident by midnight.


* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • nigel hunter 2nd Jun '19 - 11:17am

    Putting it on your Twitter feed is fine. How about also informing people to put it on facebook to grow the parties profile?

  • Richard Underhill 2nd Jun '19 - 11:20am

    There are good reasons why the symbol is coloured GOLD (as for the Nepalese Liberal Democrats, who loved it when they visited our HQ, reported in Liberal Democrat News).
    GOLD is for first place, where we were during the Liberal-SDP Alliance,
    GOLD is for first place, where we were in the recent YouGov poll.
    When Andy Murray was carrying our flag at the opening of the Rio Olympics
    was he aspiring for a silver medal in the mens singles?
    or a bronze?
    He had a bronze medal in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon,
    Quick quiz: who was the silver medallist?

  • Laurence Cox 2nd Jun '19 - 12:02pm

    @Nigel Hunter

    Unfortunately you are not allowed to in Facebook. If you go to Settings it says:

    “Please note: If you change your name on Facebook, you can’t change it again for 60 days. Don’t add any unusual capitalisation, punctuation, characters or random words.”

    Under Learn more it says:

    “Facebook is a community where everyone uses the name they go by in everyday life. This makes it so that you always know who you’re connecting with.
    Your name can’t include:

    Symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation.”

  • “Unfortunately, they don’t have a yellow bird”
    Can we persuade them to create one? I don’t actually do twitter myself so I don’t know how all this works, but surely if there’s a demand they’ll do it (?) Maybe we should have a word with Nick!

  • There’s a Dove, which I think works rather well. 🔶 🕊

  • @TonyH – yes, HQ can potentially ask twitter to create a LibDem logo which appears next to a specific #tag. This is often done for events like the EU elections, Champions League, Eurovision. I imagine there is a significant cost attached.

  • nigel hunter 2nd Jun '19 - 5:56pm

    I am not on Facebook (not been interested) thanks for the info. Still. I am sulking over it,. A great opportunity spoiled

  • Ah. I’m not sure I would want the party to pay a significant cost – but I dunno. Maybe we should. I actually quite like the gold diamond on its own. But do people know it means LibDem?
    I think a black bird inside the gold diamond would be nice. 🙂

  • After doing some research, Unicode won’t produce an emoji for an organisation (in the list of specific exclusions). Apparently it’s possible to create emojis which groups can share (but they aren’t available via the keyboard) much in the same way that favicon.ico is used on websites. I have shared one here!AuMu6auJ0L5shcosyQiH1WXGEdO4RA?e=cdeYCG

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