According to Mashable (and they should know), Twitter is launching its own tweet button. Trust me, I saw it coming.
A couple of weeks ago I tried re-installing the Tweet This plug-in and it didn’t work. For the life of me, I couldn’t get it to work at all. My suspicion was that Twitter blocked it. I still believe that to be the case. Now I know why.
Twitter really has no incentive to allow these third-party plugins to remain workable. If they can develop their own tweet and retweet button then it means they get all the glory for their own success instead of letting other people profit from their success. That’s what most companies who ride to glory do so why not Twitter?
That doesn’t mean that third-party applications are out completely. Twitter still has an API and likely always will. But it makes since to develop their own tweet button and to stop other tweet and retweet applications and plugins from working. Just because they have an API doesn’t mean they should allow anything and everything. There must be a line drawn somewhere.
What do you think? Is this a good move for Twitter? Do you agree that third party tweet buttons should go by the wayside or do you believe you should have a choice?
By the way, tweet and retweet were sitting on a fence. Tweet fell off, who was left? Retweet!