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A few years ago, I've processed the XML output of the twitter API with a XSLT stylesheet to produce some FOP-based slides reproducing the pages of twitter: (e.g: http://www.slideshare.net/lindenb/bioinfo-tweets )

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What would be the best way to achieve this in beamer?

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Can we assume any old tikzpicture will do? – Sean Allred Sep 18 '13 at 3:42
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One possibility using tcolorbox and some minipages:


  outer arc=0pt,

    \textcolor{#1}{\LARGE\bfseries #3}\par
    \small \textcolor{#1}{#4},~#5
    \raggedright\Large #6



\btweet{picture}{@hongiiv}{HongChangBum(\#\#\#)}{iphone 37.6789876}{@yokofakun Your lab notebook is very useful for me. I'm finding variation using
Roche454, GATK from Korean population. Thank you :-)
}{Thu Sep 16 18:51:39 +0000\,2010}

\btweet[twbrown]{picture}{@soilandreyes}{Stian Soiland-Reyes}{Manchester, UK}{@yokofakun I am sorry. Nobody should use \#Axis anymore, it's way too buggy. Tried Apache \#CXF?}{Tue Jan 04 14:13:07 +0000\,2010}


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The \btweet command has six mandatory arguments:


and an optional argument allowing you to change the inner color.

Depending on your actual needs, you might add another argument to change the background (I used a solid color, but you could use an image instead).

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