apps can theoretically already retweet and even do auto retweets.  Only the
method has changed.

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:

> Twitter, you will have to create new rules and limits around these new
> methods.
> A new breed of spammy app is going to emerge that leverages
> retweeting.
> One where users can say, "Search for tweets that contain these
> keywords, and automatically retweet them for me on my account."
> So, you're going to get Twitter accounts that simply retweet tweets
> from others to fill their timelines, or to interleave them with the
> remainder of their tweets that all contain affiliate links.
> Currently that is not so easy to do, because you have to massage the
> tweet text, i.e., insert "RT " and chop some text off if that takes
> the length beyond 140 characters, not chop off part of an URL if it's
> at the end of the text, etc. With the new methods all that falls away,
> because attribution is now given by the "retweeted by" in the source.
> No text massaging is required.
> How about: "You can only retweet tweets from those you follow." Just a
> thought.
> Dewald

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