Many of you familiar with twitter know that RT signifies a Retweet. MT stands for a Modified Tweet or Mention Tweet (thanks to John for the Mention Tweet). I edit some retweets so I can fit in a comment or change a hashtag. When I do, I change the letters RT to MT and leave in the original poster’s name. It’s important when using the MT not to change the intention of the original poster. That would be like putting words in someone else’s mouth or using their words out of context in my opinion.
Here’s an example of a tweet from John Goldsmith (@cyberjohn07) who often posts great resources in the #bclearns hashtag
I thought this would be a good resource for many of our teachers so I wanted to edit and retweet it to my followers with the #sd60 hashtag as well. When I tried to do that it ended up being over the 140 character limit because it adds in RT @cyberjohn07 at the beginning of the tweet. So I changed the RT to MT, deleted the original #bclearns and #sd33 hashtags and then RT @ICTmagic and tweeted out the following:
That’s my take on what is and how to use MT in twitter.