A quick bookmarklet that I made for Asa Dotzler. If you’ve ever visited a tweet, on Twitter, directly, and had wished to immediately reply to its author you probably found it to be quite convoluted (typically this is the case if you subscribe to services like Summize or Tweetscan. It usually involves copying the username, visiting the reply screen, and then typing/pasting in the relevant parts to make the @reply. Instead you can just use the following bookmarklet to make that easy.
First, Drag this to your bookmark bar: Twitter Reply
Second, visit a tweet: http://twitter.com/jeresig/statuses/841204003
Then hit the bookmarklet and you should be taken to the reply screen with “@jeresig ” (or whatever the appropriate username is) already pre-filled in. Enjoy!
P.S. As a bonus it maintains the http/https URL protocol, as well.
Michael S. (June 24, 2008 at 5:28 pm)
John Resig (June 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm)
@Michael: Eh, not much that I can do about that. Worst case you can just copy the code shown above and paste it in to a new bookmark.
Alan Hogan (June 24, 2008 at 8:07 pm)
Opera 9.5 users, if you want this in your Nav/Address bar, hold Shift while dragging.
Thanks for sharing, John.
NealAbq (June 26, 2008 at 10:36 am)
patty (July 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm)
Are you able to make a bookmarklet for twitter so we can easily send a site to twitter and add a short description?
Black Hornet (January 17, 2009 at 9:12 pm)
Check out this Twitter bookmarklet designed to help link microbloggers share links. It utilizes wither tinyurl.com or tr.im for url shortening. And unlike other bookmarklets, it brings over the page title and selected text into the twitter window for you to massage before submitting.