Twitter: How To Retweet
There's a lot of good reasons to learn how to retweet. But first, you need a brief explanation of Twitter. Twitter is basically a platform where you upload status messages of 140 characters or less, that answer the question, "What are you doing?." If one of your friends puts up a hilarious phrase or interesting piece of info, and you think your other friends would like what he said. Or, if breaking news happens, you want as many people to know about it as possible,what do you do? You retweet. By the way, the verb for posting your 140 characters is "to tweet". So this means that you are sending this tweet to all of your followers, while giving credit to the original writer.
Here is how to retweet in the early versions of Twitter:
- Find a tweet that you want to send to your friends. Be careful in your selections, if you retweet, everyone that follows you can read it.
- Click in the area where you type your tweets. Type "@" and the name of the person who sent the tweet. Then copy/paste the tweet that you want to distribute.
Here is how to retweet in the new version:
Find the tweet you want to distribute.
Click the button that says "Retweet" underneath it.
Confirm that you want to send that tweet to all of your followers.
Although retweeting is a great way to make friends online, pass on breaking news stories and give credit where credit is due, you can overload your followers. Make sure you contribute your own content.