Here comes the ReTweet features of Twitter! This should be an exciting feature to unfold. Itis nice to see Twitter evolving their product. This is just the start of a potentially powerful feature. While power users have been ReTweeting for a “long time” (fine not more than 3 years), software developers and users have really evolved this functionality and given Twitter reason to work on making this form of communication and sharing useful. One exciting feature is the ability to “undo” a ReTweet. It will be interesting to see if this truly works. I tried it and according to Twitter it worked
What else is exciting? You may have noticed Twitter is starting to get back to real time. You can see your messages piling up, encouraging you to refresh or simply click on home. FriendFeed started experimenting with the Live Feed several months before FaceBook purchased them. The Friendfeed real time engine truly works. Whether it is a scaling issue or simply integration FaceBooks Live News Feed has not been moving in real time for a few weeks. I suspect they are fine tuning this functionality to keep people from freaking out when they see their newsfeed updating without them doing anything. The geeks all complained a lot on Freindfeed when it was implemented (too fast too slow etc.). Because Twitter crashes so often currently, I fear what will happen when they actually start updating the feed in real time, with any luck they will license the technology from FaceBook.