I lean this way as well. I take Alexis C. Madrigal’s point and think it is strongest regarding the RT button. When cut and paste was involved, people RTed with more care, because it cost more time, and possibly added their own thoughts. I’ve found I get much of Alexis’s relief with the Quote Tweet. If I am sharing something, or seeing something someone else has shared, it is more interesting, more informative, if they provide a bit of their own take. Or perhaps they direct the reshare to someone in particular. But the quote tweet doesn’t show up in the RT count, which I find a bit annoying because it is a sign of deeper engagement than a mere RT.

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