@jason: Many folks ask me "classic retweet" or "new retweet" and I tell them to download the "classic retweet" Chrome extension. It's just perfect when you want to add your .02 instead of a blind retweet.I added it.
It adds a slick little "classic retweet" to the bottom of each post.
Install Classic RT and Twitter posts, on twitter.com, now look like this:
Click 'Classic RT' and you get this:
Oh, but look. Adding "RT" makes this specific tweet 141 characters.
This happens to be one example where a 'Native RT' is good. Nothing is lost when you don't add any comments.
Let's follow this to it's conclusion.
Since I'm modifying the original tweet to make it shorter and fit in a comment, I need to change RT (retweet) to MT (modified tweet). That shows that what follows MT has been modified from the original.
Embedding it here.
Cool. MT @Jason: Looking for freelance journalists w/ 10k+ twitter followers w/ insane/inspired ideas for assignments. firstname.lastname@example.org— Steve Garfield (@stevegarfield) November 4, 2013
Note: Embedded tweets don't show the extension.