Twitter introduces Follow button

June 1, 2011 9:23 am by Jal

Today, Twitter launched the Follow button – making it easy to follow people directly from anywhere on the internet. The Follow button’s modus operendi is more or less like Facebook’s ‘Like’ button, allowing easy subscription to stuff you like.

Twitter follow button

The official announcement states that almost 50 sites have already implemented the ‘Follow button’ on the first day of its launch. The Follow button will make it easy for people to instantly subscribe to the Twitter updates of their favorite celebrity, athlete, product or brand. Also, you can preview the latest tweets and bio of the profiles by clicking the username beside the Follow button.

To those unaware, Twitter had introduced @anywhere last year using which you could display context-aware hovercards on links pointing to a Twitter account. I guess, Twitter needed a much more direct and simple way to achieve similar functionality and hence the Follow buttons.

Adding a Twitter Follow button is very simple. Just head over to ‘http://twitter.com/followbutton’, enter your username, copy the code and paste it on your webpage.

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