Twitter hoping people will press its tweet button

Aug 12, 2010
Twitter logo

(AP) -- Tweeting your favorite stories may be getting a little easier.

Twitter is trying to make the process more convenient with Thursday's introduction of a "tweet" button that Web sites can place alongside their content. The button serves as an invitation to Twitter's legion of users to share what they're reading without having to copy and paste the Web link.

Pressing the button automatically creates a shortened link that appears in a pop-up box tied to the Twitter user's account. A comment can added next to the link, staying within the 140-character limit of Twitter's messaging service.

Twitter's new sharing tool is similar to a "retweet" button that another service called TweetMeme has offered publishers since early 2009. TweetMeme is teaming up on the new button.

Explore further: Local media have positive slant toward local businesses, Rice University expert finds

3 /5 (3 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Top media execs wonder how Twitter will make money

Jul 08, 2009

(AP) -- Major media executives are impressed with Twitter's growing popularity as a communications tool. They just can't figure out how the online messaging service is going to make money.

Recommended for you

Barclays to allow payments by using Twitter handles

19 hours ago

The next chapter in banks moving into the digital age is a stretch beyond reminding customers over phone lines that they can also bank online. Barclays has launched Twitter payments through Pingit.

QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection

Feb 27, 2015

QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals ...

Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

Feb 27, 2015

(AP)—A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies. ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.