A few months ago I wrote for the first time about the new internal retweet feature on Twitter. I didn’t like it. Now it turns out as the feature is being gradually rolled out that seemingly most people don’t like it. So this time I won’t annoy you with another “it sucks” post I will try to suggest solutions where the new retweet feature actually sucks.
In principle it’s a good thing to embrace retweets for Twitter.
Twitter just follows the will of its users in a way. On the other hand it’s counterproductive to change retweets in such a way that we barely recognize them as such anymore.
There are a few issues with the new retweet feature though, some of them are:
There are a few good points about the new retweets as well:
Some features can be both good or bad depending on their use on the perspective
The option to block retweets means that some people will become real followers while others will just read your direct tweets.
There is a simple solution for most of the issues: Let the Twitter users decide how they display retweets. Twitter should offer “advanced options” for retweet display. The options should be:
Also I want to see which followers block my retweets. Sometimes it can be as simple as letting people decide themselves. Of course we’re not as important as TechCrunch or Mashable to make Twitter listen but you can by suggesting it.