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Technology Twitter’s new Twitter Retweets account highlights the best tweets on the platform

00:01  06 december  2019
00:01  06 december  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Twitter wants to start showing off the best of Twitter with a new @TwitterRetweets account , which promises to provide followers with "Your best Tweets . It is perhaps an understatement to say that Twitter is often a bad place to be on the internet in 2019. But what if there were a place where with

anytime I meet someone who says “I follow you on Twitter ” my heart stops for a full beat like bro that’ s my diary please respect my privacy. Now you can follow specific topics to discover the Tweets you care about. pic. twitter .com/3tVBRFuTYd.

It is perhaps an understatement to say that Twitter is often a bad place to be on the internet in 2019. But what if there were a place where with only good tweets? That’s the idea behind Twitter’s latest effort, @TwitterRetweets, a new account that aims to highlight the best of Twitter. Per the account description, Twitter Retweets will provide followers with “Your best Tweets. Retweeted.”

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In many ways, Twitter Retweets is an extension of Twitter’s recent marketing efforts from over the summer that also sought to highlight the good parts of the platform (and not just the endless stream of bots, misinformation, Nazis, and misinformed Nazi-bots). Twitter also recently relaunched its Instagram account in a similar vein, posting screenshots of good tweets on the photo-sharing site. It’s only natural that Twitter would eventually seek to replicate that on its own platform; the result is Twitter Retweets.

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Twitter ' s Retweet feature helps you and others quickly share that Tweet with all of your followers. Select Turn off Retweets from an account profile page to stop seeing Tweets they've Retweeted (tap the gear icon. You can undo a Retweet you've made by clicking on the highlighted Retweet icon.

This list of most- retweeted tweets contains the top 30 tweets with the most retweets (an account ' s tweet that is sent again by additional accounts without any change)

Will this fix any of Twitter’s problems? Definitely not. But it does give the company a place to highlight the best of Twitter, instead of putting all the focus on the worst, in a way that builds on Twitter’s own unique platform features (mainly, the ability to retweet tweets).

If nothing else, the tweets are pretty good. I’ve embedded a few of them below to give an idea of what to expect.

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