Battle for the LGF Tweet Counter: Episode IIIPosted: June 17, 2011
Now Why Would Anyone Think That’s a RETWEET Counter?
How could anyone mistake that thing for a ‘retweet’ counter? I mean, other than because it looks like one, and Charles characterized it that way in one of his Tech Note posts, and the mouse-rollover on the LGF Pages called it a retweet counter, and… I mean, was it something Charles said?
Charles, or rubbing it in here?
Engineer #1012, using
The World's Greatest Blog Search Engine™, has recovered a sample of confusing statements by Charles about his retweet counter. We hasten to add that they’re ‘confusing’ only because none of us are as smart as Charles is about this technical stuff.
How exactly does the number of clicks on the short URL act as a reliable proxy for retweets anyway? [Hint – it doesn’t.] Sounds like a job for timed-out, post-modern, science-guy
Addendum (ChenZhen): The old tweet counter was used for the first year, as far as we can tell, before it was changed to the current one.
Oh, and I found another one: