Definition of retweet in English:


Line breaks: re|tweet
Pronunciation: /riːˈtwiːt


[with object]
  • (On the social media website Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user): tweet the URL of your posting: people love to retweet job ads
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    • I re-tweeted his question and got some great responses.
    • You can never take it back because you never know if someone is going to see it or re-tweet it or download it and then repost it.
    • A few additional features are built on top of this simple premise: users who approve (or disapprove) of another user's tweet can retweet them or favorite them (with annotations) providing a measure of popularity for the tweets.


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  • A reposted or forwarded message on Twitter: traffic spiked quickly and contained a mix of retweets and original posts
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    • They created a leader board with logos for the three parties moving on small wires each time a re-tweet was registered.
    • A message like this is particularily nasty, as there were plenty of re-tweets of this malicious message sent by genuine users.
    • Hopefully I've convinced you that frequent retweets is a salient goal.

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