For now, Tweetmeme is dominant but Topsy is still spitting out the features, seemingly refusing to give up. Topsy’s latest creation is a retweet button that updates in real time. So you’re there, reading a post and you’ll literally see the retweets flow in.I personally can’t see how this is of any benefit to anyone aside from maybe a over zealous author keen to see his post catch a fire. Above all else, as a reader I’d find a counter in the corner of my eye very distracting when reading an article.
Fortunately the feature is optional and you can see it in action here.