The Science of ReTweets
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How to get Retweeted
Forget imitation as the sincerest form of flattery—it’s as twentieth century as ripping off interfaces, songs, photos, and books. Today, the sincerest form of flattery is retweeting—the process of forwarding someone else’s tweet to your followers on Twitter. (I assume that you know about Twitter. If you don’t, take a minute and read this description at Answers.com.)
The reason that retweeting is so flattering is that every time people do it, they are putting their reputation on the line. If their followers don’t like the retweet, their reputation is reduced. So whenever someone retweets your tweet, they are expressing confidence that what you’ve tweeted is interesting and good. Thus, the best measure of someone’s quality as a Twitter user is not the number of followers but the amount of retweets.Retweet: The Infectious Power Of Word Of Mouth
Per Manisha: "Jeremiah Oqyang discusses the power word of mouth marketing has in his article about WOM marketing and Twitter- "ReTweet: The Infectious Power of Word of Mouth". The repaid speed at which information is shared on Twitter makes it a powerful source for marketing- especially WOM marketing. If someone takes the time to "ReTweet" this means not only did they take it as a source of information, but that they also wanted to share this information with their friends by copying the original tweet and sending it on. He states "we trust the opinions of people we know more than anyone else", so how does this influence companies?"The ReTweetability Index
Classement des twitters
The ReTweetability Index measures and ranks Twitter users based on the infectious power of their tweets. This number accounts for number of followers and Tweets overall, so it is a true indicator of infectiousness.
ReTweetability busca la vuelta de tuerca a la hora de analizar la popularidad de un usuario, ya que no toma en cuenta sólo los seguidores que uno tenga sino que tiene una métrica mucho más elaborada. La misma consiste en dividir las respuestas de nuestros amigos por día sobre el logaritmo natural de tuiteos por día, y a eso a su vez dividirlo sobre el logarito natural del número de followers. Bien matemática la cosa. Via DotPod.Com El ranking de alguna manera busca la verdadera popularidad, que tiene más que ver con la interacción del usuario con sus contactos que un simple conjunto de tweets egocentristas o destinados a solamente una porción de los mismos. Lo malo es que no todos los usuarios están indexados, así que probablemente tendremos que esperar a que en algún momento sume nuestro twitter a la lista.
RT index! Awesome people on this list
Twitterユーザーの影響力を算出してくれるサイト その人の発言がどれだけ他の人に取り上げられているかをもとに計算されているようTweetmeme - Hottest Stories on Twitter
A retweet button for blogs.HOW TO: Retweet on Twitter
Twitter RT explanationdaily RT | the most popular tweets on the web
the most popular tweets on the web
Toplisting of the most retweeted tweets in realtimeHOW TO: Build Your Thought Capital on Twitter
Twitter citation So how do you build thought capital from retweeting? As Ben Parr wrote, “retweeting is an integral part of the Twitter experience.” Retweets are a simple, yet powerful idea: you are citing someone else’s work. This is what it looks like: In this example, @ashley0206 found something @kwtodd linked to interesting. This simple retweet builds both @ashley0206’s and @kwtodd’s credibility. Why? Because now all of @ashley0206’s followers are now aware of @kwtodd. @kwtodd is now seen as someone who understands marketing, so people following @ashley0206 (like myself) will see if they want to follow @kwtodd. This retweet also allows @ashley0206’s followers see what she is into, thus adding to her credibility. Why retweets are important Dan Zarella’s brilliant quantitative analysis places retweets into four categories, and while impressive, still misses out on the qualitative, human aspect of social networks.
Good article on the value of Retweeting as a tool to build thought capital on Twitter.
Статья, сравнивающая построение социального капитала на Твиттере с помощью retweets с механизмом цитирования в науках.HOW TO: Get Retweeted on Twitter
This week viral marketing scientist Dan Zarrella dug into the data on retweets and published some interesting stats about retweet behavior. These help us understand why people retweet things, and might help you too.John Resig - Easy Retweet Button
ReTweet用ボタンRepeets.com - Your Twitter Retweet Source
Your Twitter Retweet SourceReTweeter - あなたの Twitter つぶやきの発信力を解析します
ReTweeter とは？ ReTweeter (りついったー) は、Twitter で RT (ReTweet) された発言の読者数を調べるサービスです。 RT された数と、RT したユーザーのフォロワー数から「のべ何人に、あなたの発言が配信されたか」を記録します。
RT したユーザーのフォロワー数から「のべ何人に、あなたの発言が配信されたか」を記録しますReport: Nine Scientifically Proven Ways to Get Retweeted on Twitter | Popwise | Fast Company
RT @featureBlend: Report: Nine Scientifically Proven Ways to Get Retweeted on Twitter http://j.mp/6E0oj [from http://twitter.com/cyberdad/statuses/4173172887]The Linguistics of ReTweets | Dan Zarrella
Research in to link occurrence, average syllables per word and readability grade levels of retweets vs. regular tweets.
Interesting. Linguistic analysis of tweets and retweets: http://tr.im/qsxn (via @NiemanLab) [from http://twitter.com/mkeagle/statuses/2420004728]5 Ways to Write Retweetable Tweets
Rules to successfully retweet and gain followers.There’s a Better Way to ReTweet!
use 'via @' instead of 'RT @' and more details
Tips for using “via @”
Could this be the next RT?
There’s a Better Way to ReTweet! - http://tinyurl.com/dflfo2 [from http://twitter.com/FredericMartin/statuses/1354855281]
by Miles Tinsley - follow him at @milestinsley Retweeting is a popular way to share a useful or interesting tweet. The concept is beautifully simple, but
via or RT http://is.gd/nRcA I guess via is the better way, time to start trying it out [from http://twitter.com/afoster/statuses/1517730628]The Science of Retweets on Twitter | Brian Solis - PR 2.0
Post shows the best subjects, words, punctuation, days and times to maximize retweets.
interesting take. About Dan Zarella's report. http://twitter.com/danzarrella http://danzarrella.com/9 Useful Twitter Retweet Button Scripts For Blogs | cheth Studios
Posted using BDeliciousTweetMeme Analytics Show You How Retweets Spread on Twitter
TweetMeme Analytics Show You How Retweets Spread on Twitter http://ff.im/-9ltxH [from http://twitter.com/zachbrowne/statuses/4669051970]
We’ve always thought it would be fascinating to get more insight into how retweets spread, in part to understand what works with Twitter (Twitter) users. While there are existing analytics tools and packages, TweetMeme (Tweetmeme) has launched their own service as a complementary tool to their existing offering for deep insight into Twitter retweets.
tools for tracking tweets
TweetMeme Analytics Show You How Retweets Spread on Twitter http://ff.im/-9lyUT [from http://twitter.com/kenmat/statuses/4669950471]
Follow that Tweet! Tweetmeme Analytics let you see right down to the domain.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.New microsyntax for Twitter: three pointers and the slasher | FactoryCity
/via /cc /by
Neue Twitter-Konventionen: "slashtags"
"All of these are simple conventions for adding more standard metadata to a post in a specific, uniform way."
Since it’s apparently all the rage to design your own features for Twitter now, I figured I’d build on my success with the hashtag and crank out a few more. All of these are simple conventions for adding more standard metadata to a post in a specific, uniform way.
Slashers and pointers. /via, /cc, /by. Good ideas /via @ChrisMessina.4 ReTweet Tools and Trackers
There's been a lot of buzz around Twitter about 'ReTweeting' lately. Quite a bit of it has been a result of some of the conversations like this one at
RT: @BookBuzzr: 4 ReTweet Tools and Trackers http://bit.ly/EOutW [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/5530470350]Spread Your Wings- Get More Retweet Action Today | chrisbrogan.com
Good Article on ReTweets.
Tweet unto others as you would like to be tweeted.
May 20, 2009It’s Not How Many Followers You Have That Counts, It’s How Many Times You Get Retweeted
Proposes to give additional relevance weight to twitter accounts based on how many times their messages get re-tweeted (90%+ messages do not get RT)
It's not the # of followers you have on Twitter, it's how deep your influence and engagement goes