Quoting: A different way to retweet
The usual template for a retweet starts with RT, space, and then @TheirUsername. Another way to do it looks more like a quote, like this:
“This is an example of a quote on Twitter, not a retweet.” -@TheirUsername
I like this version for three reasons:
- It’s shorter. When you’re limited on space, or trying to be concise, the quote version comes to the rescue.
- It jumps right to the action. Instead of a bunch of meta data, the quote version gets right to the content and shares who created it at the end.
- It highlights the auther better. After all, wouldn’t you rather be quoted than merely copied or repeated? Something about citing a person seems to show that person more respect.
I still use the old style for retweeting most of the time. When I want something a little extra special, though, I use the quote version. Try it out. It’s classy.
P. S. You can use it for quoting offline content too, not just repeating tweets that have already been shared online.