So, what did Kaczynski leave off? Only the 101 characters Murdoch used to qualify his statement.

Whoops! Twitterers called him out for his glaring omission.

Kaczynski quickly apologized:

AlexaShrugged kindly pointed out the difference between a regular retweet (RT) and a modified retweet (MT):

Kaczynski seems contrite enough, but he would do well to remember that astute Twitterers will find out when they’re not getting the full story. Let’s hope he takes Alexa’s advice to heart.

(h/t @Slublog)




It would seem that Kaczynski also left out a few details of his own Twitter knowledge. Only yesterday, he debated what constitutes an MT with Adam Baldwin:

C’mon, Andrew. If you’re indeed a “researcher/reporter,” feigning ignorance should be beneath you. Twitter never forgets — and we’ll be keeping our eye on you.

  • midnightgolfer

    So slow is climate change, that 2000 years worth of tree-ring evidence shows that there has been an ever-so-slight cooling trend.

    • BeeKaaay

      Hide the decline :)

  • Mr. Grammar/SpellCkr

    Thanks, Alexa. I have always wondered what ‘MT’ meant. I could never figure it out, and it’s not in the Twitter Help section.