ReTweeting The Unnecessary
Lately more and more people are retweeting. Which is fine, I have no problem with that. Keep in mind, I do not mean to offend anyone that does this either. What I am talking about though are the people who retweet those that are not only popular on twitter but those with an outrageous number of followers, ranging anywhere beyond 50,000 or even 100,000 to 200,000.
I see people retweeting Kevin Rose (@kevinrose), Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson), Dane Cook (@danecook), Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki), Pete Cashmore (@mashable) and many, many more.
So is it really necessary to retweet someone with so many followers? I do not think so. Given yes, you may not of seen that tweet from the popular people and know about it later because of the retweet but it still seems pointless for that too. Because most people are going to either keep up with other peoples tweets, catchup on them later or whatever else.
Just check for yourself, view their twitter pages and look how many followers they have then go to http://search.twitter.com and search for like @kevinrose or @rainnwilson, @danecook, etc. If you see RT in it or another form of retweeting (via @kevinrose).