RT

RT has 2 meanings
1. What is rt short for?

Retweet

RT is an abbreviation used on Twitter when re-posting another user's tweet. It contains the user ID (prefaced by the "@" symbol) of the person that originally tweeted the topic as well as the topic itself.

Retweets are an easy way to spread a message because when you a RT a tweet it is posted to all your followers, which can then continue the RT to their followers. This is especially helpful for news stories to get the word out quickly about a current situation. However, it also makes it easy for inaccurate information to spread, which can lead to confusion.

Example

RT @userid Fun things to do on vacation!
First ever tweet with the RT symbol highlighted

First ever tweet with the RT symbol highlighted

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Updated November 3, 2016
2. What does RT stand for?

Real-time

Means it happens live, without any noticeable delay. View the Real-time definition.

Example

My new computer can render the 3D animations I created in RT!

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Updated September 11, 2013

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