Tech Note: The Retweet Button
Our latest addition to The Blog codebase is a button to let you “retweet” an LGF article. “Retweeting” is a common way for people to spread interesting content around on Twitter. Since each article is already automatically posted to Twitter, your tweet is prefaced with the standard Twitter syntax to show that it’s a retweet from the LGF Twitter account, with the letters “RT’ for ReTweet, followed by the ‘@’ symbol and the username of the original tweetist: ‘RT @lizardoid’.
Right now, the Retweet button is only visible on the individual page for an article (either with or without comments) at the lower left of main article, next to the rating buttons.
UPDATE at 11/1/09 6:45:11 pm:
Retweet buttons are now on the front page, too, unless bit.ly lets me know the server load is too much.