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This question was answered on 25th of January 2012, 08:38 AM

How do you define a Retweet?

Posted by — 25th of January 2012, 08:14 AM

in other words what does a Tweeter need to include in a RT to be counted on this site - I want to understand the perimeters for the data collected. The totals I get here are very different from other analytic sites.

Sam Wierema

Posted on 25th of January 2012, 08:38 AM

A Retweet is defined in two ways: an "official" Retweet, done through the Twitter button, or through Twitter's apps. The other is defined as those Tweets which contain the "RT @username" structure and reference part of the Tweet retweeted.

You mention that you get totally different results from other websites. Could you possibly send an email to [email protected] explaining that in some more detail. We're always curious to know whether we can improved our service in some way.

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