Twitter Introduce Tweet Button – Simplifies Web Link Sharing

By Posted 12 Aug 2010, 18:41

For those of you who use Twitter on a daily (or even hourly) basis to share and read information about celebrities, friends, or businesses, you may be interested in Twitter’s new addition — The Tweet Button.

The aim of the Tweet Button is to simplify the sharing of web links by its day-to-day users and web publishers who use the social networking website to distribute information about its products and services.

When the Tweet Button is pressed or clicked, a pop-up box appears where an ‘automagically’ shortened URL of the page or object shared is displayed, Twitter said in their blog post released Thursday.

The Tweet Button also aims to grow traffic to the site and extend the Twitter followers. They aim to do this with publishers having the ability to preconfigue the custom text with every Tweet Button they wish to display to users, as well as the option to suggest other Twitter accounts they may also be interested in.

TweetMeme is another company who have provided similar capabilities, but will now retire and phase out its “retweet” service in aid of assisting Twitter with the growth of the Tweet Button.

It was only a matter of time before Twitter adopted such a service, as Facebook did some while ago with its infamous “Like” button that has also become a favorite on YouTube and many other blogs and social networking websites.

Do you like the new Tweet Button? Will you be adopting it on your website?

Source: PC World