I’ve been trying to hack together some code to carry out proper retweets for a while, and I’m kinda stuck. So I’m posting this as a request for some help, has anyone cracked this?
Whats the problem?
In the beginning a retweet on twitter was considered to be any tweet with “RT @hamlesh” in the tweet. However a proper retweet (I don’t know what else to call it) is one using the twitter retweet function (which not all apps have – still)
The following tweet should demonstrate what I am talking about.
You can see, these were retweeted “properly” – using the retweet button/method.
Now what I want to know, how the heck do we trigger proper retweets so that the relevant META data is preserved – and furthermore is this possible through the open RSS feed data? Simply affixing RT infront of a tweet is no longer enough.
Can anyone help? — @hamlesh on twitter if you’ve found a solution or can offer any guidance.