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Twitter has rolled out a "follow" button for third-party websites. With the button, users can instantly arrange to follow particular Twitter accounts without actually visiting the micro-blogging service. According to a Twitter blog post, more than 50 third-party sites are already offering the button, including AOL.com, the …

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Anonymous Coward

Actually..

I think this was long overdue. Who wants to search twitter for people you want to follow when you can simply click 'follow' from their website?

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Oh great.

Another bloody piece of crufty shite plastered on websites that will enhance the already often interminable wait on many pages for ArseBook and Tw@tter to serve their bullshit.

I wouldn't actually mind the things (everyone has to earn a crust) if those responsible would provide infrastructure that was physically capable of serving the requests for 'em. Unfortunately, as they are cheapskate fucktards.........

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Tracking

The javascript sets a cookie and Twitter sells the user data as so gathered. Technically now illegal in the whole of the EU but not that that is likely to bother the advertising industry.

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Fantastic

So Twitter has realised that getting every other website on the Internet to link to theirs is a good thing eh? I love the way this stuff is portrayed as something for my personal benefit. Twitter must really love me eh?

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Gimp

Phew, trauma averted

I was a getting very anxious about how I was going to deal with leaving Justin Bieber's site to follow him on Twitter, now I don't have to! Phew!

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Trollface

excellent news

a formal 'iStalker' app :o)

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