TweetMeme is a plug-in that displays the number of tweets that have linked to a post, and also gives visitors the chance to re-tweet a post using the button.
It looks something like this:
If you want to install TweetMeme on your blog, then you will find it in the plug-ins repository.
However I have mixed feelings about it, which is why I have decided not to install it on the DIY Blogger site.
Whilst I agree that it normally works well and is fairly configurable, I have had some problems with it.
Here are some of them:
- The buttons show up in the RSS feed in Google Reader, but if you click on them the RT goes to @tweetmeme, and not to the account defined
- I cannot place an image at the top-right of my post, as they get positioned to the left of the button. Of course, I could move the button.
- Some pages pick up the button as the featured image for the post, because it is generally the first one that they see. I have had this happen on Facebook at times.
- I have had some cases of tweets not being picked up by TweetMeme, and hence not being counted.
Somehow I also feel that TweetMeme is like comments – people do not like being the first one. I have also noticed that i do not use it myself when visiting a blog, I copy the URL and tweet about it in the normal way.
So I have started deactivating TweetMeme on some of my blogs and replacing it with a different plug-in called “AddThis”, which I will write about in a future post.