Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twitter Releases Follow Button

Twitter announced today the newest feature called, Follow Button. The Follow Button is a new way to instantly follow brands, celebrities, athletes, and other high profile individuals directly from any website via a single click. The Follow Button will allow you to see the latest company or individual profile and tweets once you click on the username.

The launch of this new feature has started with 50 sites, such as AOL.com, CBS.com, MTV.com, and several others. You can easily implement this feature directly on your website at http://twitter.com/followbutton. This site will provide you the JavaScript or IFRAME snippet that you will need to place within your website template. The widget provide several customization settings such as whether to show follower count, button color (blue or black), text color, link color, language, width, and alignment.

Good news is that the Follow Button is hosted on a high performance content distribution network (CDN). So if Twitter.com goes down the Follow Button will not be affected.

Twitter Follow Button
Twitter Follow Button