News: Twitter activates retweet button

-by Al Ferretti

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While the retweet button feature is available on some third party twitter applications, many people have asked when and if Twitter will implement a retweet button directly on twitter.com.

Twitterwatchdog.com reported on this in August..

Well guess what?
Twitter has activated the retweet feature…

Biz Stone, Co Founder of Twitter, reported on the Twitter blog: “Retweet: Limited Rollout”…

We’ve just activated a feature called retweet on a very small percentage of accounts in order to see how it works in the wild. Retweet is a button that makes forwarding a particularly interesting tweet to all your followers very easy. In turn, we hope interesting, newsworthy, or even just plain funny information will spread quickly through the network making its way efficiently to the people who want or need to know.

Biz also mentioned

You may remember that we shared the mechanics of this feature with developers a while back so they could think about how to work it into Twitter apps. Now we’re ready to start trying it on Twitter. The plan is to see how it goes first with this small release. If it needs more work, then we’ll know right away. If things look good, we’ll proceed with releasing the feature in stages eventually arriving at 100%.

You can discover the power of a retweet on Twitter

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