Evan Williams | evhead: Why Retweet works the way it does
Interesting blog from the creater of Twitter
I'm making this post because I know the design of this feature will be somewhat controversial. People understandably have expectations of how the retweet function should work. And I want to show some of the thinking that's gone into it. I've been a big proponent of this particular design internally at Twitter, because, while it won't serve every use case, I think it offers something new and powerful.
excellent communication on the introduction of the new retweet feature on twitter. i don't think i've _ever_ retweeted anything. although i couldn't have articulated the reasons, i think the problems listed in the 'background' section of the post existed in my subconscious somewhere. i might start retweeting now though.