RETWEETING

  • Tips & Tricks: How to 'retweet' your own tweets April 9, 2015

    "You cannot retweet your own Tweet," emphasises Twitter. This means that if you have to repeat the same thing multiple times over to reach followers who might have missed it the first time (or for any other reason), you will need to repost the tweet. But then, Twitter doesn't let...
  • Sad and shocking: Syrian child mistakes camera for a gun, holds her hand up in surrender March 30, 2015

    In a heartbreaking incident, photojournalist Nadia AbuShaban tweeted a photo of a child in Syria holding her hands up in surrender. She mistakenly felt that the photojournalist was holding a gun instead of a camera. The photo reflects the reality of the strife-torn country where children witness weapons and guns...
  • Twitter app for iPhone updated with analytics feature; now shows how well your tweets perform December 27, 2014

    New York: A new feature in Twitter's iPhone app can find how many people are reading your tweets, retweeting or clicking on a link you posted. "You need to sign in to the Twitter analytics page with your account so that the company can start collecting the mobile analytics data," said...
  • Tweets with images, hashtags get more retweets December 19, 2014

    New York: A study that analysed two million tweets has found images in a tweet increases chances of its re-tweet more than four times. The study by digital marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting from Framington, Massachusetts, found that using images, hashtags and links in a tweet had an even greater impact...
  • Like it or not, Twitter will push tweets from people you don't follow to your timeline August 20, 2014

    Wondered on seeing tweets in your timeline from people you don't even follow? This is no technical glitch. In fact, this is a new feature which Twitter believes will make your timeline "even more relevant and interesting". In a new addition to its Support section, Twitter clarifies that why it...
  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets; new experiment annoys users August 18, 2014

    New York: Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow. Other tweets are showing from...
  • Tweets with videos get 28% more retweets: 5 interesting Twitter facts that could help you gain more followers July 6, 2014

    This infographic tells you some interesting facts about Twitter that could help you gain more followers, retweets and favourites. ...
  • Top 5 most retweeted tweets from India May 17, 2014

    Narendra Modi's 2014 Lok Sabha election victory acknowledgement tweet broke many Twitter India records. It is the most RTd ever tweet in India. It also reached 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K RTs the fastest. The tweet currently at the time of posting this has over 67K retweets and was favourited 42K...
  • Twictionary: A glossary of Twitter terms November 7, 2013

    What's in a tweet? To start, 140 characters, including spaces. Then there are the acronyms, symbols and Twitterspecific lingo that could look like alphabet soup to the uninitiated. Twitter Inc. starts trading publicly Thursday, so you might be wondering what the service is about. Here's a glossary of some of...
  • Vatican says pope beats Justin Bieber on retweets December 21, 2012

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict, whitehaired, 85, and a neophyte to social media site Twitter, has beaten out 18year old heartthrob Justin Bieber to set a percentage record for retweeting by his followers, the Vatican said on Thursday. The Vatican newspaper said that as of noon Italian time on Thursday the pope...
  • Please retweet: The politics that govern Twitter March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Twitter has been around for the last six years but I joined it six months ago exasperated at colleagues speaking in a seemingly foreign tongue. 'Followers', 'trolls', 'bots' and 'DP' had become water cooler conversation. "I'm nothing if not flexible," I said to myself and signed up for...
  • Sexting is official, you may retweet it August 19, 2011

    London: Sexting has just got the official sanction. And joining it in the dictionary is woot a word that, for the uninitiated, means an electronic commuication to express enthusiasm or triumph. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary also contains words like retweet, which means to forward a...