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Twitter quietly tests 'share' replacement for 'retweet'

Several users were unhappy to find their "retweet" button replaced with an option to "share" tweets. So, was this just another experiment or a sign of things to come?

By Mar. 27, 2014


DeGeneres' Oscar selfie tweet captures retweet crown

A star-studded tweet by the Oscars host quickly blows past President Obama's re-election tweet from 2012.

By Mar. 2, 2014


Texas man and his dogs go after Ellen's selfie retweet record

Terry Shipman enlisted his two little dogs for a selfie that has become a viral retweet hit aiming for a hard-to-crack record.

By Mar. 5, 2014


Edit or comment before you retweet with Classic Retweet

This extension for Firefox or Chrome lets you edit or add comment to a Twitter post before retweeting it.

By Mar. 25, 2013


How to retweet without needing a lawyer

Experts agree that retweeting another's defamatory or libelous post can open Twitter users up to legal liability. The odds are slim, but here is how to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

By Nov. 30, 2012


British Airways lofts spectacular four-letter retweet

For reasons that seem entirely unclear, British Airways retweets an expletive-laden tweet that is critical of, well, British Airways.

By Nov. 17, 2012


Obama 'four more years' tweet skyrockets to No. 1 retweet

Moments after winning re-election, the president tweets a picture of himself hugging the first lady, quickly eclipsing a Justin Bieber tweet for retweet champion. Plus: The most-liked Facebook photo of all time.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Watch what you retweet, we could prosecute you, says CPS

Repeating other people's 'grossly offensive' messages on social networks could end with you having your collar felt.

By Oct. 25, 2012


No retweet, no surrender

It's been boiling away beneath the surface for a while now, and finally I snapped: I found myself correcting complete strangers' use of the Twitter retweet

By Sep. 21, 2009


The short, sweet life of a retweet

Twitter's immediacy affects not just original short messages, but also their life span, according to new research from social-analytics firm Sysomos.

By Sep. 29, 2010