Twitter Introducing a Better Way To Retweet

August 18th, 2009 |

One of the biggest gripes of retweeting on Twitter is the fact, by default, there has not been an easy “one click” way of retweeting a tweet.  If you find a tweet worthy of being retweeted, you would need to copy the original tweet and paste it into your status box.  Then you also have to put “RT @username” in front of the tweet.  Sounds like an oversight on the earlier development of Twitter, but they are now stepping up to correct this tedious oversight.

Twitter is implementing a retweet function that will make the retweeting process alot easier.  An announcement appeared in the Twitter Blog detailing the initial phase of the project.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Auto ReTweeting: Removing “Social” from Social Media

July 17th, 2009 |

Those of you using Twitter are no doubt familiar with the numerous applications that can added to your Twitter account. In fact, the applications are too numerous to mention without adding an explanation as to their purpose. One of the nicest features that Twitter incorporates is retweeting (RT), or forwarding tweets that you find valuable to your followers.  For instance, when the Iran riots took place, a Twitter user in Iran would send out a tweet to his or her followers, updating them on what was happening within the country. These followers then retweeted the information to their followers, and so on. Look at it like it’s a giant game of tag. Read the rest of this entry »

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