When you want to share a tweet with everyone who follows you, all you have to do is type RT at the beginning of the message and tweet it. In the same way, you will receive tweets that have been forwarded to everyone by people you are following.
When you see RT at the beginning of a tweet and want to respond to it, make sure you respond to the original tweeter e.g.: "@linnetwoods RT @name: Get a free SEO e-book" means that I have forwarded @name's tweet and, if you want the free e-book, you will need to tweet @name, not me!
If you want something re-tweeted, remember to keep it short because, in addition to your message, the tweet will have to contain RT and your @name so people know who to respond to (or at least who put the original tweet out). If you want something re-tweeted, say so by adding Pls RT or something similar at the end. Try to reserve requests for re-tweets for things that really matter.
I tend to automatically re-tweet, unasked, if I think a tweet is particularly important, or of interest, to
enough people in the Twitterhood. Just because I don't re-tweet something of yours, it doesn't mean I thought less of it. I may have already re-tweeted a number of times and not want to bombard
everyone or it may have slipped past me at a busy time. If it is really important, feel free to send your tweet
directly to me, by putting @linnetwoods at the beginning of it, or even as a DM (Direct Message), to make sure I see it.
in the mountains of information 'retweet'ed on Twitter", as it says at the top
of this page, describes succinctly the point of this application which shows who
and what is currently being retweeted the most. Why one would want to now that
is not explained but I have no doubt that plenty of people will be interested to
know for one reason or another :-) The creator,
@retweetradar , can be
followed for hourly trends on hot terms, people and retweeted URLs on Twitter
and the page is at:
the creator of this site Saurabh Sahni @saurabhsahni : "Retweetrank lets you
find the rank of any Twitter user. Along with the rank, the latest retweets of
the user are shown and an RSS feed can also be grabbed for the same. Monitoring
retweets can provide better audience understanding to the originator whilst
others can see a user's most interesting tweets. The top ranked Twitter users,
those who have been most retweeted recently, are listed in the leaderboard. They
are the ones producing most interesting content across the twittersphere."|
Tragically, #6 on that leaderboard when I went to the page
was Gary McCaffrey whose artificial follower-gathering scheme is hugely popular
with those who believe that gaming Twitter is clever and/or will get them
somewhere they want to go. I have toyed with the idea of blocking every follower
who has one of those retweets anywhere on their profile but most are unaware of
the fact that this is a cynical ploy disguised as a fun thing to do. Gary
McCaffrey himself had 20,904 followers and was following 151 people. Do the math
yourself and you will get the picture. More fool anyone who gets sucked into