In retrospect, parsing / adopting RTs formally into the platform was probably the beginning of the end for twitter. It sort of set the stage for the future: gradual erasure of unique community tricks like the dot-prefix become broken by the open convention becoming regulated as a platform feature, not to mention paving the way for quote-retweets which many seem to think contribute to the current one-sided shout match culture twitter is experiencing…


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