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01-18-2014, 10:58 AM
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re-tweeting
Just a question about twitter. When I hit the RT button for a Miguel tweet--it came out with quotes around the tweet. So, its like I copied his tweet and put quote marks around it. If I RT Tusk --it doesn't. Anybody know why?
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01-18-2014, 11:28 AM (This post was last modified: 01-18-2014 12:25 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: HALEY TWEETED ME!!! (Twitter, FB and Instagram posts BY Haley)
My phone gives me two options when I want to retweet someone.
just retweeting a post means you send that person's tweet to your followers, as is.

You can also retweet it as a quote, referencing it, which means you are tweeting their tweet as a quote, sending from your account, not just "reflecting" their quote to your followers. Doing this allows you to add a comment to the quote, if there is room, showing your response to the quoted tweet, by referencing it. Sometimes people will put a "RT" in front to show the quoted is the tweet to which they are responding.

You can see the difference in Haley's tweets, sometimes she just retweets a post, which shows up as the original tweet, but at the bottom, will say, "retweeted by Haley Reinhart". The original tweeter's avatar will appear with the tweet.

a retweet:

Quote:Tusk ‏@HaleysTusk Jan 6
If there was any justice, @HaleyReinhart would be invited to perform @ this event, Grammy salute to the Beatles
http://www.grammy.com/news/performers-an...es-special
Retweeted by Haley Reinhart


Sometimes she will quote a tweet, then add a response at the end, Haley's avatar will accompany the tweet instead of the original author's avatar:

a quoted retweet:

Quote:Haley Reinhart ‏@HaleyReinhart Jan 7
@HaleysTusk: @SlashArmyJava @inSlashwetrust @Slash @MylesKennedy @HaleyReinhart
"Wild Horses" Big Grin
http://youtu.be/QaJx1Oinu0MMiss this night!!
She quotes my tweet, attributing it to me, followed by a colon, the tweet, then her response
(sometimes people put their response first then quote the tweet)

I think the latter is just "Twitter etiquette" Some of the people I 'follow' will post tweets randomly, responding to tweets on their timeline, but not 'reply'ing to (connecting to the tweet they are replying, creating a thread) or quoting the tweet they are responding to, as above.

So when you see someone post something like, "that's terrible, why do that?" and you click it to see what they are referring. If they just posted it w/o attaching to another tweet by 'reply'ing to it, or quoting it, well then you get a disembodied tweet with no context.

quoting it gives context to your reply, although the drawback is your reply still has to fit within the restriction of 140 characters, including the ones in the tweet you quoted Tongue
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01-18-2014, 07:20 PM (This post was last modified: 01-18-2014 07:21 PM by lauraliz.)
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RE: HALEY TWEETED ME!!! (Twitter, FB and Instagram posts BY Haley)
^^^^^ Thx Tusk! Ur so nice to answer! I checked my iphone after I read ur post and noticed it has that option too. So, I could have tweeted Miguels from my phone. I don't think my computer has that option. So, if u want to do quotes on the RT from your computer---u need to add them yourself I am guessing
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01-18-2014, 07:23 PM (This post was last modified: 01-18-2014 07:31 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: HALEY TWEETED ME!!! (Twitter, FB and Instagram posts BY Haley)
Happy to help,Big Grin

Anything like posting links, youtubes or pictures, I do on my computer and yes, you would have to put the quotes in. If it's just tweeting, especially if I'm out and about, it's more convenient on the phone, I also can use 'emojis' on the phone which I don't have loaded on my computer

Tweeting is created primarily as a phone or tablet utility...
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