While there are countless ways to post to Twitter, I recently found myself wanting something particular that wasn’t well served. I didn’t want a full fledged Twitter client open in the background all the time, and I didn’t want to have to visit twitter.com to tweet out a simple link, and I really didn’t want to install some chrome extension that would do countless other things that I really didn’t want it doing.
What I wanted was a button I could click that would copy the current URL and put it in one of Twitter’s handy-dandy popup windows. Getting it in a popup window was key, as the omnibox solutions which allow you to tweet from the browser bar don’t offer a running word count, and with the parsimonious nature of tweets and myself always pushing the limit I like to know just where I’m at so I can prune accordingly. So, enter Twitter’s share bookmarklet. Or so I thought. The one problem with the bookmarklet is that it spawned an empty popup, carrying over none of the current page info with it. So I tweaked it a bit and figure it’s worth sharing if someone else is looking for a similar experience.
Hope this makes Twitter a bit more useful for you, as it has me…