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Posted on March 29, 2010 by Jennifer Pointer

 

 

"Retweet."  Now, there's a word most of us didn't grow up using.  It's an important measure of success in social networking these days, however, so, it's important to know how to do it properly, to know who's doing it to you.

 

On the social networking site, Twitter, "Retweets," are the way other users pass along what you have shared (or "tweeted") to their followers.  The number of  times others have "Retweeted" you is one indicator of how useful your followers have found your tweets. 

 

So, how do you "Retweet" a post?

 

  1. Login (This is important, or none of the following links will work correctly.)
  2. Go to your "home" page, which is also your newsfeed
  3. Mouseover (hover with your cursor) over the bottom right side the tweet you would like to retweet
  4. Click "Retweet", then "Yes."
  5. The Tweet will then show up on your profile  page, and in the newsfeeds of your followers.

 

 

How do you know who has "Retweeted" you?

 

  1. Login (This is important, or none of the following links will work correctly.)
  2. Go to your "home" page, which is also your newsfeed
  3. Click on "Retweets" in your right sidebar menu
  4. Click on the "Yourt Tweets, Retweeted" tab across the middle of the page

 

 

 

What about "RT @TwitterUser..."?

 

That is sooooo 2009.  We don't do that anymore. 

 


 

 

Jennifer PointerJennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.

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