Today are launching the really useful TweetMeme Twitter Follow Button, this feature will help you and your readers to find and follow one another on Twitter! The button has been designed for simplicity and comes in three styles as shown below. The Follow button does not redirect the user to Twitter it instead uses the Twitter OAuth access just like our ReTweet button.
The Follow Button also has a live counter so that you can see visually if the user is worth following just based upon the count and matches the style and ability of the TweetMeme ReTweet button. The Follow button also knows who you are already following and shows the + sign to remind you to add the new users that you discover through the Follow Button. After all it is also a comfort to know yes, I am already following them, or how did I forget to follow this user! I must add them!
Once clicked on the follow button provides you with the following features:
- Twitter Profile Picture
- Real Name
- Twitter Username
- Twitter profile description
- Following / Follower Count
- Recent Links that have been retweeted
The button also integrates with three of the most popular Twitter user profiling systems to provide you with some great additional user analysis tools to help you decide whether you want to follow people.
Twitter Counter is a great way to visually understand how a Twitter user is gaining extra followers.
Twitalyzer lets you at a glance see how a Twitter user interacts, giving simple metrics on Engagement, Impact and Influence.
Twitter Grader takes a Twitter and compares you with every other Twitter user based upon power and reach and gives you a overall grade.
The plugin is an easy opportunity for users to use the button. The plugin provides 3 useful features, the biggest of which is the ability to replace the standard comment avatar with a follow button. We also add in a WordPress sidebar widget and the ability to add the follow button to posts on a per-author basis.