All TweetMeme buttons on websites will convert to Twitter buttons in the next 24 hours!Â TweetMeme is closing down on October 1.Â TweetMeme was one of the most popular re-tweeting services before Twitter introduced its own retweet buttons.
Tweetmeme to Twitter
After the immense increasing popularity of Twitter over the last few years, TweetMeme was the most popular service to host re-tweet buttons acrossÂ 500,000 blogs! Â It was undoubtedly one of the best Twitter tools for bloggers, and one of the best Twitter WordPress plugins.
Do you remember about theÂ TweetMeme ProÂ Retweet ButtonsÂ which they offeredÂ at $1000 per year to get a list of great features. Â In fact, bloggers devised ways to addÂ Tweetmeme buttons on selected WordPress postsÂ too.
Then one fine day, Twitter introduced its own official Twitter buttons. Even we usedÂ TweetMeme buttons for several years, which in fact updated much faster with a more accurate count than Twitter buttons in the early days. Then Twitter buttons gradually spread across all blogs and people actually started retweeting without buttons, andÂ TweetMeme buttons were rarely to be seen.
How willÂ TweetMeme users be affected?
The company reveals that allÂ TweetMeme buttons will switch over to Twitter buttons in the next 24 hours. If you manually installed iframeÂ TweetMeme buttons, then the code will stop working, and you will need to install the new Twitter button. The free API, RSS buttons, and follow buttons are gone and the website was shut down on October 1, 2012.
Well now that the tweet buttons are on all blogs, it is a good idea to create Short URLs for your domain name for easier retweeting.