Twitter has announced that they’re unleashing their very own ‘Tweet Button’ on the world, which lets you share links directly from a web page you’re perusing.
Here’s how it works: when you click on the shiny new all-official Tweet Button, a Tweet box will appear, already pre-populated with a shortened link that points to the item that you’re sharing – so kiss goodbye to all that copying and pasting, link shortening, and tab bouncing malarkey.
After you’ve blasted your post out to the world of Twitter, suggestions for other accounts to follow may appear in an attempt to lure you in even deeper to the compulsive World of Tweet.
These accounts are suggested by the web site you’re on and may include, for example, the news outlet and reporter of the article you shared.
If you’re wondering where this leaves TweetMeme who created the widely used tweet-button, here’s what Twitter’s nlog says:
You may have seen similar buttons on blogs, news sites and other places that let you share content on Twitter. These have been created by third parties.
Most notably, a company called TweetMeme created a popular “retweet button” for publishers. They’ve already made it easier to share links on Twitter and have helped a tremendous number of publishers get their content into Twitter.
We’re pleased to be working closely with the good folks at TweetMeme and, from here on out, they will be pointing to the Twitter Tweet Button. Check out TweetMeme’s blog to learn more about what they’re up to next.
Twitter have posted up a hefty list of sites already using the new service, Get clicking and see the new button in action!
Detroit Free Press
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Des Moines Register
The Indianapolis Star