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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Your Retweet Verified”

  1. Michael Dunham

    I’m really not sure the “verified retweet” means all that much now. First off – all the major “twitter management” platforms have RT buttons built in and just putting an RT and a @username will qualify anything as a Retweet and it always has.

    I agree that might be a problem sometimes – and there has been spam generated using that gambit but it is a part of the platform and culture at this point. I can only see two ways this can work > you verify all RT tags (impractical overhead it would seem) or you only verify RT tags for those with verified accounts (perhaps but because of the 140 character restriction this is prohibitive too if you include the RT@username in the count).

    Honestly I and others use the RT tag for atttribution sometiimes too when we know the username of the person, have a link to something on their blog but don’t have an easy way to find a tweet that they put up themselves that says what you want to say about the article.

    Lots of cases where this isn’t going to work well or at all.

  2. schultzter

    Yeah, I wish there was a re-tweet button, but that’s it. Once you add the RT @username to an already long tweet you’ve got to do some editing to get it down to 140 chars!