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: Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones

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

UN moves to strengthen digital privacy (Update)

Nov 25, 2014

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.

Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

Nov 25, 2014

The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, announced Tuesday its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion.

Virtual money and user's identity

Nov 25, 2014

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions ...

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.