Today we launched a shiny new feature called the TweetMeme Bar. And I’m betting that you want to know what it does, how it does it and so on! Well here’s the basic info… and when I manage to get Daniel in front of the video camera then I’ll also pop up a video of him going through all the cool ins and outs of the bar with you! For now however you’ll have to cope with my geeky descriptions of it all!
As you can see from the image above (you’ll need to click on it to see it properly though) going from left to right… We have our logo, then the re-tweet button including the number of times the link has been retweeted the name of the link text and then the information view options of All, News, Images or Video’s. Hit the re-tweet button and we’ll re-tweet the url that you are on. Hit home and we take you back home to our site… or if you’re curious and just want to browse to any random re-tweet site then hit the shuffle button and off you go!
The Shuffle button opens up a bar above stories and allows you to ‘shuffle’ through stories that TweetMeme has found, this is gives you a unparalleled resource of interesting content. TweetMeme aggregates 200,000+ new links/stories/video/images every day and you have access to all of them. Just like the main site the bar lets you filter down by category and by the media type so you can discover things of interest to you.
We are very aware that some users do not like ‘framing’ of content and although the bar is ‘opt-out’ the first time you close the bar it prompts you immediately if you no longer wish to have the bar. It is also one click away on our settings pop-up to turn it on and off.
We think the logged in experience and tweetmeme bar make fantastic partners as you can shuffle through content and retweet what you like without leaving the page
We’re really excited about the TweetMeme bar and we do hope you like it. We’re finding it really fun when browsing websites to find what sites have our re-tweet button on it.