I think there is a difference between the user-invented RT- and the user-invented @mentions scheme (correct me if I'm wrong): the @mentions / @replies API calls didn't take away any functionality or restrict the replies in any way the users were using it before.
With the retweet-API, we cannot offer tweeples a way of retweeting-and- commenting. I think if there's no change to this, we might see a lot of people just sticking with the old manual "Uuh, I hate it ... RT @user: I just love blue mold cheese!" style of retweeting ... On 17 Aug., 11:01, Paul Kinlan <paul.kin...@gmail.com> wrote: > RT's are being used and emerged from the need to express a +1 for a tweet ... just because it's also used for a "-1" or disapproval retweet! If you just don't agree with a tweet and want to express it via a retweet, how can you do so with the proposed API? Seems to be impossible or am I missing something? Ole