Twitter followed up its introduction earlier this month of the Tweet Button with an even easier way for users to share content: the Tweet Button Bookmarklet, which allows users who drop and drag it into their browsers’ bookmark bars to Tweet links with one click.
Carolyn Penner of Twitter’s communications team posted on the Twitter Blog:
Last week, we announced an easy-to-install and lightweight Tweet Button that allows publishers to make it easy for users to share a link to their content on Twitter. Thousands of sites have implemented the Tweet Button already.
But what if you go to a site that doesn’t have a Tweet Button? Have no fear. Today, we’re making available a Tweet Button Bookmarklet that allows you to tweet a link with your own commentary from anywhere on the Web. You just need to drag and drop the Bookmarklet into your browser’s bookmark bar.
Like the Tweet Button, it shortens links automatically. If there’s a Twitter account listed on the site, it also may suggest users to follow. To install the Bookmarklet, visit this page and drag the “Share on Twitter” link to your bookmark bar on any browser.