Old School Style Retweets Via Kynetx App

Twitter came out with a new web interface… great! Ooooh! A retweet button. Wait!! What is this? Gah!

I think the native retweet is great sometimes and other times it just doesn’t fit. I got really sick of doing the copy and paste dance so I built a Kynetx app that adds the “RT” functionality that I want. The RT doesn’t automatically get sent out because often times I need to shorten up ┬ábecause it doesn’t fit within the 140 character limit.

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RT button:

After clicking RT button:

Get the Google Chrome or Firefox extensions below

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You can view the code that runs this app along with a short explanation on how it works over at http://kynetxappaday.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/day-32-old-school-twitter-retweet/

MikeGrace: A 25 year old Geek that loves his wife and enjoys tech, photography, outdoors, and his motorcycle.

Discussion

  1. Banasidhe says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for this extension. One of the features that was sorely missing from the new twitter. I love tweetcaster on my G2 because it leaves the old-style RT as an option. I disliked using twitter.com from my computer, due to the lack of this feature. You just made my twitter experience from my computer fun again.

  2. Nimche says:

    Hi, i installed it on Chrom (easily), and Firefox (with a little difficulty). But mainly use Twitter on Internet Explorer. Will you have one for it. Haven’t tried it yet but looks like exactly what I want. Often times when I RT something I want to add a hashtag or a comment, and now I can. Thank you so much for making my life easier. If only there was one for IE. Pretty please :- (

  3. Dennis says:

    Great idea, thanks! PS: Accessible Twitter (http://www.AccessibleTwitter.com) provides options for both new- and old-style retweeting.

  4. cheryl74 says:

    Adding my thanks for this great link and download. Worked perfect for me on Google Chrome!!

  5. Yasmin says:

    Hi, I was overjoyed to see you have an extension for IE. I installed it, but it doesn’t appear when I hover. So I thought maybe an older one I’d installed–and now doesn’t work with New Twitter–was causing a problem. So I un-installed that and re-installed yours. Still no RT button. I checked my add-ons, and it’s there. What’s wrong. Could it be my IE version? HELP! I really need to RT. The Retweet has it’s uses, but not being able to RT means I can’t easily:
    1-Add a comment to engage with the original poster (or even the re-poster).
    2-Add a hashtag to direct it towards a stream.
    3- Re-post one of my own tweets with same link (let’s say) with different text.
    4- Let someone I know that what they Retweeted was valuable to me. Retweeting says that to a total stranger.

    For the above reasons, not being able to RT has really put me off Twitter. I think there is a need for both forms of sharing.
    Thank you

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