Now, Twitter following just a click away
Just in case your favorite website didn’t already have enough social sharing buttons with Facebook's "Like," LinkedIn, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, RSS and Google's soon to be rolled out "+1," Twitter has decided to add a new instant Follow Button to the mix.Updated: Jul 28, 2011 18:09 IST
Twitter is aiming to shave off a few seconds from the current "Follow us on Twitter" process by making social discovery as easy as a click of a button.
Twitter's one click Follow Button will start appearing on third party websites around the internet in place of Twitter's existing "Follow us on Twitter" link.
With the Follow Button, Twitter users will no longer need to visit the Twitter page of the person or brand they want to subscribe to.
"Using the Follow Button is as simple as a single click. You can also see the profile and latest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next to the Button," touted Twitter in a May 31 blog post.
Twitter's instant Follow Button can already be found on more than 50 sites including AOL.com, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, CBS News, cnet.com, IMDb, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, MTV.com, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wired, WordPress.com, and Yahoo! Local.
Additional publishers and brands will be adding the Follow Button in the near future, said Twitter. Meanwhile, Google is planning a further roll-out of its +1 button.
Search Engine Land reports that "any site will be able to to add [Google's] +1 button code to their site as of tomorrow, through a self-serve process. The company says a full blog post and more details will be posted tomorrow."
First Published: Jun 03, 2011 15:20 IST