“Put your tweets on your website”

Have you seen a message like the one below when using twitter?

 

Wonder why twitter’s so keen for you to do that?  A quick check of the settings page gives it away:

 

Yep – Twitter’s encouraging website owners to embed Twitter widgets on their websites so that twitter can track the websites that its users visit.  The real travesty here is that, I suspect, the majority of people embedding the widget and the majority of twitter users have no idea that the tracking is taking place.  Not cool, Twitter.