Tweet Button Count


#1

Hi twitter hackers,

I’m wondering what the tweet count next to the twitter button means exactly - specifically what happens if:

  1. A user tweets from the button (assumption: tweet count goes up by one)
  2. A user tweets the url but not from the button (assumption: tweet count goes up by one)
  3. A user tweets from the button and is retweeted once (assumption: tweet count goes up by two)
  4. A user tweets the link in an @reply to five friends. (assumption: tweet count goes up by five)

The one I’m not sure about is number 4, if a user tweets a link a bunch of times, does it only count once or does it count once?

I’ve tried to test these scenarios but because of caching it’s hard to tell sometimes what’s happening.

Thanks,
Ravi


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