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RTs usually begin with "RT @username" or end with (via @username).
Make sure you insert a space before the "@username" or the user won't get a notification of your tweet.
Putting JUST the "@username" at the beginning of a tweet post is not an RT; it's a reply. It will appear in the user's Mentions/Reply feed, but anyone who is NOT following that user won't be able to see it unless they go directly to that person's main page.
I usually use "via" at the end of tweets, but that's just a personal preference.
Last updated on July 13, 2010 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi