Twitter a micro-blogging social network giant has released new features of its own. Today the social network has released a Tweet button for webmasters. The tweet button allows users to click a button on a web page and tweet the pages url and a little bit of text, but twitters 140 character limit does apply still!
To use the button you simply click on the tweetbutton (there is 3 buttons for webmasters to choose from) a pop up will appear you will be prompted to login, and/or than preview what you are about to tweet. Than click tweet to make the tweet live on your tweetline. Twitter have also made a feature where users will also be asked if they would like to follow other people or company’s relevant to the tweet .
Twitter also added a little something. You may know of url shortener services such as Bit.ly, Tinyurl, 3.ly. Well twitter has made there own url shortener t.co and has removed the old fashion bit.ly service which was being used as a default option.
This service is new and is being made active on hundreds even thousands of blogs around the internet. The preview of the button has actually been tested by over 2500 twitter accounts so far (as of 1:04pm aest 13/08/2010).
But one of the major questions about the release of this new feature is what about the company who created a TweetMeMe the first creator of a tweet button plugin for websites, before twitters release. And how will bit.ly suffer with the change of twitters default twitter shortener url?