Last month Twitter launched its new retweet feature in order to eliminate confusion and authenticate user quotes (as the copy & paste method was being exploited by spammers).
Although the new retweet feature solved the latter issue, it led to more confusion in the twittersphere as many users became upset at “seeing new faces” in their tweet stream.
While Twitter went into a preemptive PR mode to justify the new retweet feature, they may want to check out how Tweetie and Twittelator handle retweets instead.
This not only eliminates confusion, but helps kill off the old school method of retweeting which needs to die the cyber death (as I’m tired of spammers retweeting quotes “from me” online).
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then).
When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.