Numerous Sites Feature the New Tweet Button
Article by George Norman
On 13 Aug 2010
Popular social networking and microblogging site Twitter has recently announced the launch of a new Tweet Button. According to Twitter, the purpose of this button is to make the sharing links experience a more pleasurable one for the user. As Twitter explained, around a quarter of all tweets include a link; for the user to include a link in his tweet, he has to copy, paste, and shorten the link. Since Twitter feels that is “too much work”, the company decided to roll out the Tweet Button.

“Twitter is great for sharing interesting things you find on the web. In fact, close to a quarter of all Tweets include a link in them. Despite the high volume of sharing, there is plenty of room to make it easier. Copying and pasting, link shortening, and bouncing between browser tabs just to share a link in a Tweet is too much work,” said Carolyn Penner, Twitter Communications.

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The purpose of this button is to make sharing a lot easier. If you are on a page and would like to include the URL of said page in a tweet, you need only click the Tweet Button. After you click the button, a Tweet box with the shortened link of the page you’re on appears. After you post the tweet, you may see some suggestions for accounts you may want to follow. These suggestions are provided by the site you’re on.

“The Tweet Button is not only simple for users, but for publishers of all sizes, too. Recreational bloggers to large media companies can quickly and easily add the Tweet Button to their sites. It only takes a few lines of code. The Tweet Button will help publishers grow traffic and increase their Twitter following,” added Carolyn Penner.

Several site already feature the new Tweet button. Here’s the list Twitter provided:
  • AddThis
  • Arizona Republic/azcentral.com
  • Ask.com
  • CBS Interactive
  • CNN.com
  • Cracked.com
  • Detroit Free Press
  • eHow.com
  • Eventbrite
  • Gawker Media
  • HuffingtonPost.com
  • Hulu
  • LIVESTRONG.com
  • Redfin
  • SFGate.com
  • ShareThis
  • Sky News
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Indianapolis Star
  • The Onion
  • The Tennessean
  • Threadless
  • TIME.com
  • TV Guide
  • USA TODAY
  • WordPress.com
  • WUSA 9
  • Yardbarker
  • YouTube

Additional details on the Tweet Button are available
here.



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