About a year ago “MT” started showing up on my Twitter feed. I Googled it and discovered it meant “Modified Tweet”. I was pretty pumped because it was going to be fairly useful.
I am sure you’ve found yourself wanting to Retweet a post but once the original users’ name was included in the tweet, you were way over 140-characters. This is a great way to share the content you want with your users and still give credit to the original person who tweeted it.
— tara manis (@taramanis) December 13, 2012
Source says Josh Hamilton signing 5-year deal with Angels. Hamilton is 1st free agent coming off 40-HR, 120-RBI season since Alex Rodriguez.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 13, 2012
Because the tweet was too long, I was able to condense some things. Instead of writing out “with” I used “w/”, for “Free Agent” I used “FA”, and used “A Rodriguez” instead of writing “Alex.”
These are all simple changes to make it all fit and keep the users’ handle.
Try it out and let us know if you have questions!