What does twitter:site and twitter:creator tags do?

cards

#1

What do the twitter:site and twitter:creator tags do ? I assumed one or both would show the Twitter user icon in the card somewhere. When I validate the card I only see an image, title, description and domain. In the documentation for the summary_large_image card, it shows an image that has the Tech Crunch Twitter user icon above it. Where is this Twitter user icon coming from ? Here are my tags:

<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image"/>
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@ClarksNutrition"/>
<meta name="twitter:creator" content="@Aisle7"/>
<meta property="og:title" content="Managing Holiday Stress Is Important When You Have Diabetes"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="article"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="http://web.aisle7.net/images/Main/Features/master.w.m.us.LivingWithDiabetesFindingBalanceStressFreeHolidaySeason_212895841.jpg"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="The stresses surrounding the holidays are as plentiful as the food&amp;#8212;whether it&amp;#8217;s navigating hectic travel, feeling financially stretched, or staying up late making preparations and decorating. And if you have ..."/>
<meta property="og:url" content="http://clarksnutrition.bone.ms/index.php/education-holder/health-providers"/>

Here is the log output from the validator:

INFO:  Page fetched successfully
INFO:  12 metatags were found
INFO:  twitter:card = summary_large_image tag found
INFO:  Card loaded successfully

Is it suppose to show that it found the twitter:site and twitter:creator tags ?

Thanks,


#2

We’ve been modifying the Card formats recently, so there’s a chance that the images shown in the documentation (and the example card displayed in the validator) don’t currently match the output on Twitter’s website and apps. Historically, the site / creator tags have been used for attribution in cards, but it is possible that at the moment, they are not being displayed in some contexts.


#3

Will you be bringing back the user icon link in the summary_large_image card ? And what do you mean by the context it is used in, isn’t there just one context ?


#4

I don’t work directly on the Cards team so I’m not sure what the plans are - the context I was referring to was e.g. web vs mobile, and the fact that the Card display is in flux so some users may see a different experience as different formats are trialled.