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    Official Twitter Share Count Buttons Released

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    Yesterday we informed you about Twitter launching share count button and finally today Twitter launched share count button. At one point we thought that this official share button will be big loss for Tweetmeme buttons but as posted on official Tweetmeme blog, they are partnered with Twitter to assist them in technical how to.

    This is what official tweetmeme blog says:

    Firstly we will be assisting Twitter with the technical challenges involved with the button and secondly we will be working even more closely in the future on delivering real-time curation of the Twitter Firehose. This will manifest itself in the launch of a number of new products and the first of these is being unveiled today.

    How to get Official Twitter Count button?

    Head over to Twitter goodies page and configure your button. Once done, copy paste your code into single.php and your Twitter official share count button will be live.

    twittercount thumb Official Twitter Share Count Buttons Released

    Here is a sample code:

    <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="denharsh" data-related="shoutmeloud">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>

    Here is an official video from Twitter team about this Twitter share buttons:

    I’m sure within a day or two we will have some WordPress plugin for the same. Do welcome this new twitter share button by tweeting this post.

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    { 10 comments… read them below or add one }

    Mani Viswanathan

    So are you going to replace the current Tweetmeme button ? I’m gonna do it today :P

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Mani I will be replacing the Tweetmeme button with the official twitter share count button Soon :)

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    Jens P. Berget

    Thanks a lot. Now I just need to find out how to add it to my thesis theme :)

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Jens after your comment, I thought of helping you with the tutorial:
    http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-add-twitter-official-share-count-button-into-thesis-wordpress-theme.html
    Do let me know if you have any questions. :)

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    Dinesh

    Harsh, Have you noticed TweetMeme and official button counts are different? What could be the reason?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Dinesh I believe it’s data aggregation.. Since Tweetmeme has this technology from long time,…whereas twitter are getting into it..and more over according to report Internet is crowded with this new twitter button..
    Hope it’s temp error… :)

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    Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Hi Harsh,

    I think the official version is looking better than Tweetmeme.

    Your’s is the first blog that I have seen with the new Twitter button!

    Kindest,
    Nabeel

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    Anup @ Hack Tutors

    Very good news. But, I will be remain using tweetmeme button :D

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    glenn

    The twitter button “retweet” has some problem? specially the javascript one.. once you refresh the page the count will disappear.

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    Arun

    Whenever i refresh the page, count get reset to the Previous value.

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