Twitter to launch @anywhere service, tweeting anywhere on the web

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twitter_logo_header.pngTwitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone have hinted at SxSW this week that they are planning to expand their micro-blogging platform with a new service called @anywhere. Though the pair will not completely reveal the service until their own developer conference in April, their media session in Texas and the company blog reveal a few snippets of information.

By inserting just “a few lines of javascript” to a website, it seems that the @anywhere service will allow surfers to send tweets from the page they are visiting, without being re-directed back to Twitter.com.

“We’ve developed a new set of frameworks for adding this Twitter experience anywhere on the web. Soon, sites many of us visit every day will be able to recreate these open, engaging interactions providing a new layer of value for visitors without sending them to Twitter.com,” Stone said on the company blog.

The service will initially be introduced to a few “big” sites that include Amazon, AdAge, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, The Huffington Post, Meebo, MSNBC.com, eBay, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube.

“Imagine being able to follow a New York Times journalist directly from her byline, tweet about a video without leaving YouTube, and discover new Twitter accounts while visiting the Yahoo! home page” Stone continued. “And that’s just the beginning. Twitter has proven to be compelling in a variety of ways. With @anywhere, web site owners and operators will be able to offer visitors more value with less heavy lifting.”

Expect more on this come Twitter’s April developer conference.

Gerald Lynch