Does everyone have access to the ReTweet beta now? If not when is
expected deployment. I have a fully working ReTweet API
implementation but I don't want to submit it to Apple until everyone
has access to it.
On Nov 17, 9:19 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> As Tim mentioned, clients are empowered to uncollapse retweets if they'd like.
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Marcel,
> > This collapsing behavior is far from ideal and will cause people with
> > busy timelines to completely miss retweets.
> > Nobody is online 24x7, and if only the first retweet of an update is
> > shown in a user's timeline, they will miss completely it if the first
> > retweet happened several hours before they login and check their
> > timeline.
> > In other words, someone can retweet the same update while they are
> > online and they still won't see it.
> > From a Twitter-internal technical standpoint, new retweets are ideal
> > because it eliminates a lot of duplication and accompanying processing
> > and storage requirements.
> > From a user's perspective, it is far from ideal.
> > With old-style retweets, if I saw ten retweets of the same thing, I
> > knew to check it out because obviously a lot of people felt it was
> > something worth sharing with their followers. With the new retweets,
> > I'm going to miss that completely. Even if I notice the first retweet,
> > the "retweeted by" section may show only one or two people, and I
> > won't know that the update was retweeted by twenty more people after I
> > happened to look at it.
> > In my irrelevant opinion, the new retweet feature is trying to fix
> > something that was not broken.
> > Dewald
> > On Nov 17, 3:58 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >> Should appear as a new tweet with the time of the retweet, not the
> >> original tweet creation time. That assumes though that no one else has
> >> retweeted it to you yet. If someone else has then this additional
> >> retweet won't appear in your timelines except for the
> >> statuses/retweets/id resource that lists up to 100 retweets for a
> >> given tweet. Duplicates are collapsed out of the other timelines.
> >> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Tim Haines <tmhai...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi guys,
> >> > I'm wondering if anyone can clarify.
> >> > The services I run often shown tweets that are several months old, and
> >> > offer
> >> > the RT button next to them. If someone clicks to RT the tweet, how does
> >> > the
> >> > tweet get presented to people that aren't following the original tweeter?
> >> > Is it placed at the top of the timeline appearing as a new tweet, or is
> >> > it
> >> > placed at the time the original tweet was tweeted? i.e. months ago, so
> >> > likely to never be seen?
> >> > If it would be placed months ago, it makes RT pointless for older
> >> > tweets, in
> >> > which case I'll switch to 'classic mode' RT's.
> >> > Tim.
> >> --
> >> Marcel Molina
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> Marcel Molina
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