Monthly Archives: August 2010

Twitter Launches Their Own “Tweet” Button

TweetMeme‘s ubiquitous “retweet” button is being replaced by an official “Tweet” button hosted by Twitter. The button looks good and is very customizable, while providing a more cohesive Twitter experience.

In case you were wondering what TweetMeme thinks of this, it seems that Twitter cut a deal with them. TweetMeme now has a recommendation up on their button page, suggesting that button-seekers use the Twitter one instead.

You may have seen similar buttons on blogs, news sites and other places that let you share content on Twitter. These have been created by third parties. Most notably, a company called TweetMeme created a popular “retweet button” for publishers. They’ve already made it easier to share links on Twitter and have helped a tremendous number of publishers get their content into Twitter. We’re pleased to be working closely with the good folks at TweetMeme and, from here on out, they will be pointing to the Twitter Tweet Button. Check out TweetMeme’s blog to learn more about what they’re up to next.

You can find the button setup page here.

Anthologize — Turn Your Blog into an eBook

Anthologize is an interesting new WordPress plugin that helps you compile an eBook using posts from your blog. It supports the PDF, ePub and TEI formats. Anthologize is a free, open-source, plugin that transforms WordPress 3.0 into a platform for publishing electronic texts. Grab…

Design Spotlight:

It’s been awhile since I spotlighted a cool design, and now is as good a time as any, so… is a web application with a spiffy design that a few noteworthy designers have commented on. It’s simple, it makes good use of whitespace,…

BlogBuzz August 7, 2010

Authenticating Users With Twitter OAuth

If you’ve ever played around with the Twitter API, you’ll know that many functions require authentication with either a username/password combination or OAuth. Soon Twitter will be turning off basic authentication for security reasons, in favor of the more complex OAuth protocol. There are…

How Much Mobile Traffic Does Your Site Get Monthly?

Mobile web usage is on the rise. With the browsing trend kicked-off by the iPhone, more and more people are starting to view web pages on the go. I certainly do with my iPod Touch. (Whenever there’s WiFi available, I’ll usually check email and…

MediaElement.js — HTML5 Video Player With Flash Backup

Many modern web browsers have early support for the <video> and <audio> elements in the HTML5 spec. Unfortunately, their implementation varies depending on the ideals of the various browser developers. Safari expects video to be encoded in the high-quality H.264 codec, other browsers prefer…