Twitter now embeds content from iTunes & Amazon.com

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Twitter just rolled out an unannounced update tonight.

If you've used twitter for any length of time then you probably know that it can pull content from links in your tweets and show them on the twitter website, right?  I have seen this work with Youtube, Twitpic, and Tumblr (sometimes).Tonight that feature started working with product listings for iTunes and Amazon.

About an hour ago a friend of mine noticed this feature for the first time. We spent the past hour trying a number of retail sites and so far the feature seems limited to Amazon (example) and iTunes (example).

It only works on the Twitter website, not the apps. But it's still pretty cool.

Update: A reader informed me that iTunes had been enabled months ago, but this i the first I'd seen it.

About Nate Hoffelder (11585 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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