Friday, February 5, 2010

Retweeting Tips

A retweet involves reposting a tweet (on Twitter or some other social networking sites)that was authored by someone else. It uses the form RT @username. This lets your readers know where it came from.

Retweeting is a great way to give credit to users who post a lot of great content and is a way to share their great information with your readers. Some tweets can go viral and spread to many thousands of readers.

It's best to use discretion when retweeting and only retweet items that are really worthwhile. It's also good to actually check any links to make sure they are appropriate and actually working before retweeting.

If you have a post that you would like to see retweeted, it's a good idea to keep it shorter than the 140 allowed characters to allow room for you to receive the RT credit.