Whether it's the growth of mobile, the shifting user base of Twitter, or something else, those sharing buttons appear to be generating a shrinking share of tweets linking to news stories.
....So what does this all mean if you run a news site? If you really hate Tweet Buttons, it’s getting easier to justify getting rid of them.
If you’re a designer, you might have an aesthetic complaint that those knobby little roundrects ruin your clean design or distract the eye from your content. If you’re a web developer, you probably don’t like the fact that Tweet Buttons (and Facebook Like buttons, and basically all sharing buttons) slow your page load and leave you reliant on another third-party service. And if you’re a privacy advocate, you probably don’t like that those buttons let Twitter learn about what sites you’re visiting