Tweet This! Twitter Pushes Its Own Button

It’s no longer a matter of answering the micro riddle, “to tweet or not to tweet.” Twitter helps you simply Tweet everything that moves you. While this capability has existed through third-party services over the years, Twitter is rolling out a dedicated function to harness the power of the “interest graphs” that you weave.

Not only can you share links with those who follow you, Twitter is extending its “Suggestions for You” feature to assist in the curation of your social nicheworks. After a link is shared, relevant individuals who share your affinity for topics and themes will appear. This allows you to expand your social graph and slowly shape it into a series of interest-related graphs or contextual nicheworks.

For content publishers, from casual bloggers to influencers to the media elite, Twitter only requires the installation of a few lines of code to set the stage for broader distribution within an ecosystyem where the appetite for “what’s happening” is insatiable.

Here, I’ve used the TweetMeme to provide sharing functionality. TweetMeme is partnering with Twitter to ensure that this functionality run seamlessly. The company is also expanding its services to fine tune the social web and shape the future of content curation.

DataSift provides developers with the capacity to to build precise streams of data from 60+ million tweets sent every day.

- Tune tweets through a graphical interface or our bespoke programming language
- Streams consumable through our API and real-time HTTP
- Comment upon and rank streams created by the community
- Extend one or more existing streams to create super streams

Find out more on the new DataSift blog or follow @datasift

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Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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