Retweet Guinea-Pig

Late post as Twitter website has been blocked in office via the ever powerful HR. Sigh.

Anyways, I am now part of the ‘beta testers’ aka ‘guinea pigs’ for a retweet functionality that twitter is offering on the website – its called Retweet.

You are a beta tester

Unfortunately, it does not look at all like the RT that twitter users are used to. I think if Twitter had given some other name to it , it would have caused much less grief than it is doing now.

How To Retweet

How To Retweet

This is how it works :

  • When you want to retweet someone’s tweet, click on the retweet button (which only shows when you hover above the tweet).
  • Then, instead of just retweeting, it asks you to confirm ( what nonsense!)
  • At that point it changes the link to retweeted.

What you loose :

  • Your followers can see that you retweeted, but you cant ! Talk about bad user interface !
  • Lets say someone retweets you – you dont know it has happened – unless you do a search for yourself.
  • You cannot add your own witticism.

Some links already doing the web round :

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~ by nomad on November 19, 2009.

One Response to “Retweet Guinea-Pig”

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