/ Making Your Tweets Retweet Friendly

I don’t know how often I’ve wanted to retweet someone’s tweet, only to find that after adding “RT @username” it no longer fits in 140 characters. If I’m adamant about retweeting it, I might try and pare it down a little, but now I’m wasting time and energy. I’m sure that if there were stats collected on retweeting dropoff, this is where people would be dropping off en masse.

The way to make tweets “retweet friendly” of course, is to subtract the number of characters it takes to write “RT @yourusername” from the 140 character limit. It’s quick math, but if you’re lazy like me, you can use Retweetulator. It’s a quick script I whipped up just for lazy folk like myself. Enjoy!


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