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Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe …

Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man for making criminal threats after he tweeted that he would shoot someone if he received 100 retweets. “100 RTs and I’ll shoot someone walking,” tweeted Dakkari Dijon McAnuff alongside the …

Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars

A tweet from Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars on Sunday night – a photo of her with eleven other celebrities from the audience (taken by Bradley Cooper) has set a new record for retweets. It even crashed Twitter at one …

A Guy Ran Onto the Field at the All-Star Game Because He Got 1,000 Retweets A Guy Ran Onto the Field at the All-Star Game Because He Got 1,000 Retweets
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This is Twitter user @MasoneDylan: (image) This is Twitter user @MasonDylan promising to run across the field at Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star game if he gets 1,000 retweets: 1000 RT's and ill run across the field.. #ASG #CitiField — dyl …

Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet

In what is most likely a case of the ol’ personal vs. business Twitter account login switcheroo, Apple’s official iBookstore Twitter account retweeted and then quickly removed a tweet containing an obscene phrase. Early Monday morning, the official @iBookstore account …

Retweets Do Not Equal Clicks, According to Study Retweets Do Not Equal Clicks, According to Study
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Good news – your tweet exploded across the Twitterverse! Hundreds of people retweeted your latest article, how awesome is that! Although social media can drive plenty of traffic to your site and you should always be happy when your content …

Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award

Twitter’s annual Year In Review rolled out in stages this year, first giving us the year in Twitter stories and following that up with stats about the new additions to the Twitter community as well as top hashtags, topics, and …

Twitter Continues Beta Testing of Retweet Feature
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Update 3: Twitter is now telling me that I am part of a beta test group for the retweet features, so I guess it is no longer on hold.

New Retweet feature

Those who are part of the test get the following message:

An Equation for Getting More Traffic from Twitter
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Back in June, Hubspot shared data, which indicated that about one and a half percent of all tweets were retweets. I’d be surprised if that number hasn’t increased in the last few months. More people are adopting Twitter and becoming familiar with the Twitter culture. More tools have come out, which cater to the easy re-tweet. More sites have adopted retweet buttons, such as the one from Tweetmeme. I seriously doubt people are retweeting less.

Wonder What Percentage of Tweets are Retweets?
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HubSpot is the latest organization to release a study on Twitter usage, and shockingly manages to give us some insight that we have not really seen yet this week.