ONE OF THE best ways to move information around Twitter by “retweeting.” Retweeting allows you to echo the tweet of another user, plucking the message from their home feed and sending it out to their followers.
Retweets are sweet. But retweets are also sloppy and cumbersome.
Since times unremembered, retweeting has been a laborious, manual task. One has to copy and paste a tweet and add the “RT” and “@username” attributes. Because of the 140 character limit for each tweet, retweeting content can mean editing the original tweeters text so you can include “RT” and “@username”. Retweeting took time if you weren’t using a RT button, and follower overlap can lead to scores of redundant RT’s in your home feed.