• Tweetmeme Adds Analytics To Make Sense Of Twitter Links

    As Twitter grows, with an estimated 50 million+ live accounts, it is increasingly becoming an important source of traffic for many Websites. But getting a handle on how much traffic it is actually delivering, where it is coming from, and the viral nature of that traffic is a real challenge. Today, “social media experts” everywhere can rejoice because Tweetmeme is launching… Read More

  • TwittLink: Share Fast And Tweet From Your Site With Others

    Just last night we were talking about the speed at which information is shared on the web, primarily through Twitter and Facebook. The default options for both of those services make you go to another page to do your sharing. A new service, TwittLink, wants to bring Twitter sharing to your page by way of a widget. Basically, this is just a lightweight widget that a website owner installs via… Read More

  • MySpace Floods Twitter With Status Updates; Now No. 2 Source of Short Links.

    Never underestimate the power of two-way sync and large social networks. A week ago, MySpace turned on two-way sync with Twitter, allowing members to post their status updates to Twitter directly from MySpace. Those updates appear in Twitter with a short link back to MySpace, using MySpace’s own link shortener, “” MySpace status updates are now… Read More

  • TweetMixx Gets A Last Minute Stir As It Readies For Public Consumption

    Back in July, we wrote about TweetMixx, the new service from social voting site Mixx that allows you find relevant links on Twitter. Starting tomorrow, the service will be opened up to the public. And in anticipation of that, the service got a last-minute revamp this weekend to make sure it’s ready.The results are good, but there’s still a question of if TweetMixx can take off in… Read More

  • TweetMeme Improves Ranking Engine, Comments With 2.0 Release

    TweetMeme, the quickly-growing site that lists the most popular links on Twitter, is launching an overhauled version today that the startup is calling TweetMeme V2. The company says that today’s release includes “a total rewrite” of its scoring system, which will likely affect how quickly and what type of stories appear on the site. Given that the site isn’t live yet… Read More

  • Short And Tweet: TweetMeme Introduces An URL Shortener Of Its Own

    As if we needed yet another URL shortening service, TweetMeme is today debuting in an effort to make that particular saturated field even more so. And it’s not like it does anything special in comparison with the plethora of similar services out there. It shrinks longer links in order to make them more tweetable (and retweetable), it gives you some options to share links from… Read More

  • What Exactly Do 1.6 Billion Retweet Buttons Get You? About 6 Million Actual Retweets.

    If you look at the top right hand corner of any blog post on TechCrunch, you will see both the number of comments on it and the number of times it’s been retweeted (linked to and passed around on Twitter). Usually the retweet number is bigger than the number of comments because it is much easier to do. It counts as a vote for that post inasmuch as a passed link can be construed as a… Read More

  • Takes On TweetMeme's Button With Cash And An Annoying Video

    You might think that those green “retweet” buttons you see across the web (including on this site) are controlled by Twitter, but they’re actually the key component to TweetMeme, the tweeted link aggregator. And now that key component is under attack by the new service, which launched this week looking shockingly similar to TweetMeme, now has a… Read More

  • What If Comments Could Be Retweeted? TweetMeme Is Working On It.

    Twitter and blogs are increasingly feeding into each other. A blog post can go viral if it gets retweeted enough time. But what if it was easy to retweet a comment? TweetMeme, which powers the retweet buttons increasingly found on blog posts (like this one), is working on bringing retweets to comments, at least to comments on its own site. But once it does that, blogs will be able to… Read More

  • Launches, Sure Looks A Lot Like TweetMeme, a TweetMeme challenger put together by Mesiab Labs (the startup behind notorious Twitter spam software program Hummingbird), has made its online debut after teasing the Twitterati with an announcement and landing page a couple of weeks ago. You may remember that immediately after coming out of the woodworks, TweetMeme was already threatening Mesiab Labs with a lawsuit… Read More

  • Updated:'s reputation will be permanently stained by the Tweetmeme affair

    Now the dust has settled a bit, let’s take a look at exactly what happened yesterday. At around 2pm in the afternoon, after reading our story about a new challenger to Tweetmeme called, TechCrunch commenter @travisketchum found the live, public server where’s files were being kept. The TechCrunch community quickly found remarkable similarities between… Read More

  • Defending Its Turf, TweetMeme Is Already Threatening To Sue ReTweet

    It hasn’t even been 24 hours since we wrote about the impending launch of TweetMeme competitor ReTweet, and already TweetMeme founder Nick Halstead is threatening ReTweet with a lawsuit. He takes being king of retweets very seriously. It is not so much the apparent flat-out copying of TweetMeme’s Website design (ReTweet has not even launched in private beta yet), that bothers him. Read More

  • Looks To Be A TweetMeme Competitor With A Killer Domain Name

    Those little green reweet buttons you see across the web on sites like this one have helped TweetMeme rise in popularity. The buttons are now so ubiquitous that the service has seemingly become the de-facto retweeting mechanism for content on the web. But it looks like it’s about to get a challenger, with a killer name, currently only has a a landing page saying… Read More

  • If Execution Is What Matters, Where Does That Leave Ideas?

    There’s a cliché statement about entrepreneurship that says ideas are nothing without execution, rendering the former virtually worthless without the combination of hard work and luck that can transform unmaterialized concepts into viable businesses. Some have described ideas to be a mere multiplier of execution, which is close to how I personally think about them, and I would add that… Read More

  • Tweetmeme Wants To Be The King Of Retweets

    One of the most effective ways to amplify your message on Twitter is to get your followers to retweet it to their followers. Retweeting is also becoming a popular way to pass links around Twitter. They are becoming the new currency of the Web because of the power of passed links. One service in particular, Tweetmeme, is cornering the market on retweets by making it easy for blogs and… Read More

  • The Real Time Search Dilemma: Consciousness Versus Memory

    One of the hottest areas of search right now is real time search, which attempts to find results based on what is happening right now. Twitter’s search engine fast becoming one of the key ways to navigate the service and discover what people are thinking about any subject at any given moment. Facebook is testing out ways to let you search your personal stream. Google is waking up to… Read More

  • TweetTabs Is An Awesome Way To Search Twitter In Near Real-Time

    Apparently, TweetMeme is getting big enough that it can have its own “20%” projects, like Google does. That’s how TweetTabs was born, a great new way to search Twitter in real-time. True to its name, TweetTabs allows you to open several tabs with different Twitter search queries. While some Twitter desktop clients also allow you to do this, TweetTabs is completely browser-based. Read More

  • Jump Into The Stream

    Once again, the Internet is shifting before our eyes. Information is increasingly being distributed and presented in real-time streams instead of dedicated Web pages. The shift is palpable, even if it is only in its early stages. Web companies large and small are embracing this stream. It is not just Twitter. It is Facebook and Friendfeed and AOL and Digg and Tweetdeck and Seesmic Desktop… Read More

  • Real-Time Search-Off

    Today saw the launch of two new real-time search engines, from OneRiot and Tweetmeme. While the two are slightly different in ways that I went into earlier, all that really matters are the results you get. So I put those two to the test along with Twitter Search, Google Search, FriendFeed and the recently launched Scoopler. To see which would give the best results based on a current event. One… Read More

  • Tweetmeme Launches The Second Real-Time Tweet Link Search — This Hour

    Tweetmeme, a service which tracks the most retweeted messages, has been growing fast and getting a lot of buzz as the best way to discover hot items on Twitter. So naturally, they want to get into the search game as well. But simple tweet search, others like Scoopler and Twitter itself have covered, so the decision was apparently made to get into the new buzzworthy Twitter search game… Read More