The microblogging and social networking site Twitter took off last year and had more than 44.5 million users worldwide as of June. In the 140-character limited ecosystem of Twitter, users have evolved a language of their own, figuring out creative ways to filter the sometimes overwhelming stream of Twitter posts. Now, Twitter has announced that a user-generated communication technique called retweeting–reposting someone else’s message, similar to quoting–will be formally incorporated into Twitter. Some experts say Twitter’s approach will hinder the conversational aspect of retweeting; others predict that it will create a new way of communicating.
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