Quote Tweet: Mention The Tweeter
When you retweet a tweet on Twitter you have the option to add some commentary to the tweet you are retweeting. This is a “Quote tweet.”
The problem is that when you quote tweet someone the quoted tweet does not count as a retweet for the tweeter’s statistics and the quote tweet does not show up under “Mentions.” Thus the original tweeter may never know you retweeted their tweet.
Add the Twitter Handle
At the End
Tip, add the Twitter handle at the end of the tweet… or where it makes sense. If you start a tweet with @ it can be semi-private. This is why you see some tweets starting with a period.