Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Retweeting


When you see something on Twitter that you like, that you think is worth repeating, do this:


(1) Copy and paste the entire tweet (including the author) into your "What are you doing?" (text box) THEN
(2) Type this in front of the whole thing: RT @

Here is an example.

On Sunday morning Ida wrote (tweeted):

"Mental toughness allows you to lead and keep your eye on the target. To get things done, create wins - you need clear, sharp focus".~Ida

I liked it so I put THIS in my text box:

RT @
Ida_Centoni "Mental toughness allows you to lead and keep your eye on the target. To get things done, create wins - you need clear, sharp focus".~Ida

BUT it was MORE than 140 characters so I had to modify it...This is what I actually tweeted:

RT @Ida_Centoni"Mental toughness allows you to lead, keep your eyes on target. To get things done, create wins - you need clear,sharp focus"

Special Note: there needs to be at least one space between "RT" and "@". Ther should be NO SPACE between "@" and the author. After the author there should be at least one space.

Then I sent Ida a public message telling her what I did.
@Ida_Centoni great quote...I just retweeted it (with some editing to keep it under 140. :)

And she responded, also on the public timeline:
@SofiaMiller Thank you - the under 140 thing can get a tad challenging when you talk in metaphors... LOL

So, to recap, when you notice something you like and want to share, then retweet it to all of your followers. I like to retweet inspiring and/or jaw-droppingg stuff. How about you?

You can retweet ANYTHING that YOU like. Just give credit where credit is due and let the author know what you did.

Special Note: Use your best judgement when retweeting something that was sent, "for your eyes only" so to speak, via direct messaging (DM)). Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You know the drill, I'm sure.

Okay so find something worthy of your retweeting and just do it! Leave your retweeting experience in the comments. :)

4 comments:

Tom Plant said...

I love re-tweeting. I'm so glad I found your blog!

vanilla said...

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Sofi said...

Thanks, Tom. Thanks Vanilla. :)

Professor Guerrero said...

use TweetDeck--for retweets.