New Twitter Feature (BETA): Retweet To Share Tweets

by Klaus on November 15, 2009

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Logging into Twitter.com yesterday, I found this appeared at the top of the page:

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Since it says that I’m part of the beta group, I assume not all of you have seen this one before, which is why I decided to share it with you and give a heads up of what you might be seeing soon.

To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the purpose is of this. Isn’t it just to replace the text “RT” with an icon?

Also I noticed that you can now have Twitter hide retweets that are not from the user himself. I assume it’s a filter that just removes tweets that begins with “RT @[another-username]”.

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chandan November 16, 2009 at 05:40

Well I did not noticed this feature on my twitter account. But it assume that the feature is really very good.
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Klaus @ TechPatio November 16, 2009 at 13:45

Chandan – could you please stop using the “work from home” bit behind your name? ALL your comments end up in my spam queue and I can’t promise I will keep finding them (as there’s A LOT OF SPAM in there!) … I think they might go there because of that, but I’m not sure. Either way, I don’t currently allow keywords as part of the name either 🙂

Thanks!

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chandan November 16, 2009 at 13:55

Ok Klaus I will not use @work at home further on comment. Thank you for alert me.
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Klaus @ TechPatio November 16, 2009 at 22:52

Thanks 🙂 Of course your above comment went to my spam also hehe, maybe it was because of the “work from home”-part. We’ll see what happens next time.

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Phaoloo November 16, 2009 at 07:56

Some people like this and some hate this feature. I prefer using the regular RT, it’s simple and easy to understand while I’m not sure I understand how this beta feature works.
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Klaus @ TechPatio November 16, 2009 at 19:58

Exactly. The “RT” thing is one of the first things that new twitter users learn about 🙂 And even I don’t fully understand this new feature – or maybe it’s just as simple as it sounds…

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Tinh November 16, 2009 at 09:40

I do not like this as sometimes this can be spammy
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Klaus @ TechPatio November 16, 2009 at 19:59

What do you mean, ReTweets can be spammy?

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Geeky Life November 16, 2009 at 16:07

I dint really notice this! but thanks anyways, will help making retweeting easier.
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Geeky Life November 16, 2009 at 16:07

Went unnoticed, will be of help while retweeting Important stuff
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