There are number of Facebook plugins and widgets available for WordPress, Blogger, and other platforms. Facebook like box is one of the most used Facebook plugins which takes a great roll in creating community for your site.
If you want to embed a widget for your Twitter followers as same as the Facebook fan box widget and are using WordPress as platform then there is a plugin which handles the manner. Here is the plugin that allows you to embed the Twitter follower widget exactly same in looking as the Facebook fan box is.
Download the plugin Twitter Fans from the WordPress plugin directory and upload it to wp-content > plugin directory of your server, activate the plugin, give your Twitter username and password, choose the number of thumbnails that you want to show. The plugin also allows you to customize the style to blend the widget with your site’s theme. Now, you can place the Twitter follower box at any place of your blog. Best and popular place is the sidebar.
Though the Twitter follower box is same in look with the Facebook fan box, there are some differences in their behavior.
The Facebook fan box is live. So the visitors of your blog can become the fan of the Facebook page directly from your Blog page. But the Twitter follower box does not sound so. It provides a button “Follow me on Twitter” which will land the user to your Twitter profile when they click on that button.
Give it a try!