Prior to today we had a restriction on the TweetMeme Button that all tweets were re-tweeted as RT @tweetmeme with the exception of those on the whitelist where they could do RT @their_twitter_account which allowed the re-tweet to be from a specific twitter account/ user. We got lots of feedback from our users… especially those who weren’t on the whitelist via our Forums and listened to their shouts! I bet they thought we were ignoring them! (but no, we were working away to ensure that the updates worked perfectly.)
So now everyone is whitelisted and you can change it to RT @[your twitter name]. We have updated the instructions on the Button page and we have also updated the WordPress Plugin so that you change the twitter account easily. Once you have the plugin installed, go to Settings, TweetMeme and then set the Source to your twitter name. (e.g. talktweetmeme in my case) Don’t include the @ otherwise it’ll be @@talktweetmeme which wouldn’t really work.
We hope you like the update and the power it gives you as a user to see who is re-tweeting your stories and articles. It should also mean that you could create conversation around the stories online if you add those re-tweeting your stories as friends on twitter. I’m sure people will come up with all sorts of useful ways of using this new and very much requested feature!
Please do give us feedback and new feature requests on our Forum. We do read every request and we try to do those that are of value to many people as soon as we can!