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Tweetmeme Hands Over Retweet Button to Twitter

It’s been a little over a year since a company called Tweetmeme decided to mash-up the idea of social news with Twitter, resulting in a one-stop clearinghouse for retweets and obviously generating a new traffic stream for content providers. That concept received Twitter’s official blessing Thursday as the social networking site took over the retweet button concept from the site.

The button now counts some 750 million impressions per day. Here at Technologizer, we added the button early this year, and its been interesting to watch which of our posts get picked up in the social web. It’s not surprising that Twitter would want to bring what has become a successful concept in-house.

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