As everyone in the entire world knows by now, there is a service called Twitter. Slaw has been announcing its posts on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/slaw_dot_ca) for quite a while now; and from time to time our contributors who tweet themselves will let their followers know that they’ve got an entry up on Slaw. But until now, we’ve not found a satisfactory way of letting our readers tweet about our posts.
Today we’ve added a Tweetmeme button in the upper right-hand corner of every post. So if you’re reading an entry that you think your followers on Twitter should know about, you have only to click on the green to call up Twitter — and your own account, if you’re logged in at the time.
You’ll also see a number beside each green icon. This is Tweetmeme’s best estimate of the number of times a particular post has been tweeted about already. We’re still thinking about how that works in fact; we suspect that Tweetmeme only picks up some of the Twitter mentions.
But the “tweet this” function is the main thing. So hit the green and spread the good word. If it pans out, it will be a fixture here at Slaw.