Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How I use the RT

I really enjoy being on Twitter. I participate in many conversations, both education related and not.  I love the amount of resources shared as well.  I'm not on Twitter 24/7, and I don't think many of us can be.  Sometimes I feel like I miss out on resources and conversations because I can't get back in the feed far enough...shoot..sometime I can barely keep up with what is going on in the present! 

I've noticed a lot of people retweet things right after they are shared.  This is a great method if you have a larger following than the person who RTed the post in the first place.  I, however, probably have a smaller following than many of the people that I follow.  So, I've taken a different spin on the RT.  Lately you may have noticed that I'm RTing things that are old....days old...hours old...maybe in some cases weeks old.  I'm trying to do this to benefit people like me who can't be on Twitter all the time.  I've been taking posts that are of interest, favoriting them, and then looking back through my favorites each day and posting a few, either from earlier in the day for those that weren't on at that time or days earlier because some people can't be on Twitter every day.

So, if you notice I post something you tweeted out a while ago, I'm not really that far behind.  It's not a glitch in the system.  I'm just trying to help out others like me who can't participate all the time. 


  1. That's a great strategy, Becky. I've not done it purposely, but there are times when I'm going through my favs and I RT something because it was just so good! And thanks for RTing my gdocs request yesterday!

  2. Great idea, Becky. I use Hootsuite and I would use it to schedule RTs in the future. That is my favorite feature about hootsuite. So, if I see something you like, I will click RT and then schedule it for the next day, maybe at a different time (because chances are if you can't be online Monday at 1:15, you can't be on all week at 1:15).

    Good thinking:)

  3. LOVE THIS! I too feel left out at times and am guilty of the immediate RT. And K Brown, I will be looking into Hootsuite. It sounds fabulous!