Twitter has just launched a new “Retweet With Comment” feature that easily lets you use all of your characters now to comment on someone else’s tweet instead of trying to fit that tweet and all your comments into one.
If you click the retweet button on a tweet that’s located on the Twitter mobile or web site, the new feature automatically pops up. However, if you use Tweetdeck on the Web, like I do, you’ll find that this new feature doesn’t work there — yet, at least. I hope that changes soon.
Another disappointment is that it doesn’t show up as a retweet with comment if you embed it. It will then only show your comment with a link to the original tweet. The tweet I showed earlier in this post is an image, not an embedded tweet.
Every year, I revise my list of top recommendations of people/organizations to follow. There are obviously many more worthy people on Twitter than are on this list — I follow over 2,000 of them!
But these are the people on Twitter whose tweets I never (or hardly never) miss — I learn an exceptional amount from them, I have high respect for their political judgment, they share regularly (thought not too much, like I do ), and I find their tone generally thoughtful. Again, that doesn’t mean the other people I follow don’t have many of these qualities — they do. I’m just sharing this in an attempt to introduce a few key names to readers who might not be familiar with them.
Feel free to add your suggestions to the comments section. If I get a sizable number of additional recommendations, I’ll publish a separate list with suggested follows from readers. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be very intentional about exploring people on Twitter who I don’t ordinarily follow, so I suspect that I’ll have a lot of new names on next year’s list (until that time, though, I’ll continue to add to this one).
I’ve been tweeting screenshots from my phone sharing what Google Search “thinks” about different things, and thought I’d bring them together in one Storify. Feel free to tweet me others and I’ll add them to the list…
The first one, which I think could be very useful, is called Nuzzel. Once you log-into the site using your Twitter (or Facebook) account, you’re shown a list of the articles that the people you follow on Twitter are sharing the most. The link is shown first, and then the tweets from the people you follow about it. I think it could really save a lot of time. You can read more about it in The New York Times.
The other site, which is intriguing but I’m not sure how much added-benefit it could bring, is called Nurph. You can read more about it at TechCrunch, but it appears to turn a hashtag conversation into a sort of chatroom (and also lets you replay the tweets in video form). It might, or might not, be an alternative tool for use in Twitter Chats.