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 <dpr...@gmail.com> 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 > -- Dale Merritt Fol.la MeDia, LLC