A Beginners Guide to New Twitter (Part 2) The RT

By | September 7th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

If you liked my beginners guide to newtwitter  and it helped you, this may help too. What is an RT ?  Retweets were actually started by users of twitter as a way of sharing content they have read and enjoyed to their own followers and at the same time giving recognition to the original tweeter.   Sharing content after all is a HUGE part of twitter, to me its what twitter is all about, I've read some amazing articles by some brilliant people. How to RT You may have seen an RT  in this form on twitter - RT @username message here  This is sometimes called a  manual RT - which was how it all started.  If this is done manually  the person that Tweeted the message in the first place @username will see it in their timeline, exactly as you typed it, and so will your followers. How to do a manual RT - Copy the content of the tweet  hit replytype RT before the @usernamepaste the copied text after the @usernameyou may or may not want to put an additional message ie [...]