TweetMeme shifts to DataShift as Twitter launches official Tweet button

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

From Twitter's blog:

Today we’re launching the Tweet Button to make sharing simple. It lets you share links directly from the page you’re on. When you click on the Tweet Button, a Tweet box will appear—pre-populated with a shortened link that points to the item that you’re sharing.

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.

Twitter does acknowledge third party apps that created this service, blogging to users, "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." Twitter has stated they're working closely with TweetMeme, who will close its service in favour of Twitter's official button. TweetMeme is now onto a new project called DataShift. Tweetmeme generated 750 million impressions per day according to the company's founder.

There are just some of the myriad organizations already using the new Tweet button: AddThis, Ask.comCNN.comCracked.comHuffingtonPost.comThe OnionTIME.comWordPress.com, and YouTube.

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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