Twitter launch "Follow" button for websites

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twitter-follow-button.jpegTwitter will be adding an official “Follow” button to their list of features aimed at helping websites promote their Twitter feeds. Similar to the Facebok “Like” button, it allows a user to track a particular website of person’s Twitter feed by a single press of a web button.

According to the Twitter blog, the company expects the button to become the best way for websites to “stay connected” with their social-network savvy audiences.

“More than 50 sites have added the Follow Button today, making it easy for you to discover the Twitter accounts of your favorite reporters, athletes, celebrities, and other personalities,” said the Twitter blog.

“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.”

Some websites have already added the button, including AOL.com, About.me, All Time Low, Justin Bieber, bnet.com, Britney Spears, CBS Interactive, CBS News, cbs.com, cbssports.com, chow.com, cnet.com, CNNMoney, Condé Nast, EL PAÍS, Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports, Gameone.de, gamespot.com, Glamour, GQ, Greyson Chance, IMDb, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, MarketWatch, maxpreps.com, moneywatch.com, MTV.co.uk, MTV.com, MTV.de, Multimedios, mysimon.com, Radio.com, Ryan Seacrest, Shockwave.com, smartplanet.com, Sports Illustrated, techrepublic.com, Teen Vogue, TF1, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Tr3s.com, tv.com, TVGuide.com, Vanity Fair, WAT.tv, Wired, WordPress.com, Yahoo! Local, and zdnet.com.

Adding the button to your website is as simple as placing a short piece of HTML code on your website, which can be found by clicking here.

Gerald Lynch