You might remember once upon a time Twitter had a bunch of useful features that people liked, but which the bosses in their swanky offices deleted one after another.
First there was integration into instant messenger. This was awesome. It let me use Twitter on my BlackBerry much more easily by plugging it straight into Google Talk. Then there was the ability to see your friends talk to other people. This was also awesome. It let you see new people more easily because you could see messages from people when they @ someone else (you can't see messages like this any more).
Now Twitter has pretty much killed the retweet.
How? Here's how.
Before last week, if you said something vaguely interesting, you would get retweeted. this would mean you get your message forwarded on and in front of new people. You get interesting followers and vice versa - you see interesting retweets from other people.
But Twitter has changed how it works to the extent that you have probably noticed that you aren't getting retweeted much any more, and if you are, it's hidden away from the light of day. Retweets are hidden inside your account behind a link then a tab, and they call it "your tweets, retweeted"
Sorry Twitter, but simply seeing in your stream when you get mentioned is much better. Your mission to bury every single one of the good bits of your service is succeeding,