Eight days ago, Twitter introduced its Tweet Button for the sake of letting people share links from many other sites. Now, to allow for the fact that not every publisher has taken advantage of the Tweet Button, Twitter’s made a Tweet Button Bookmarklet available.
Twitter’s Carolyn Penner explained on the Twitter Blog that the new Bookmarklet "allows you to tweet a link with your own commentary from anywhere on the web. You just need to drag and drop the Bookmarklet into your browser’s bookmark bar."
Penner then added, "Like the Tweet Button, it shortens links automatically. If there’s a Twitter account listed on the site, it also may suggest users to follow. To install the Bookmarklet, visit this page and drag the ‘Share on Twitter’ link to your bookmark bar on any browser."
It’s probably a smart move on Twitter’s part to introduce the Bookmarklet. As mentioned earlier, not every site owner in the world will have embraced the Tweet Button.
Also, considering that the Tweet Button broke a lot of sites for a short period, it’s quite possible some of the early adopters have backed away.
Have fun with the Bookmarklet if you decide to install it.