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I have come across a few folks who share, like or retweet everything they see. Is there a word to indicate their behavior/attitude/nature?

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  • Am looking for a word to describe folks who simply post/share/tweet others content, nothing original. Ofcourse, they ain't plagiarizing - simply share/retweet/like everyting that they come across. – satya Oct 21 '13 at 9:38
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    Sounds like a Twit. – bib Oct 21 '13 at 11:14
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    @bib I'm partial to Twidiot/Twitiot – Dan Is Fiddling By Firelight Oct 21 '13 at 13:25
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    @DanNeely don't be a Tweetist! – Sam Oct 21 '13 at 15:57
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From Urban Dictionary:

Tweet monkey

He would have Tweet Diarrhea - Tweetspew has also been coined although there is an account featuring people spewing with that name too

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  • Thanks for the answer. But then, can this word be used for folks who simply share content, nothing original? – satya Oct 21 '13 at 9:37
  • Am looking for a word to describe folks who simply post/share/tweet others content, nothing original. Ofcourse, they ain't plagiarizing - simply share/retweet/like everything that they come across. – satya Oct 21 '13 at 9:38
  • I would think so. Monkey denotes no intelligence used in the process – mplungjan Oct 21 '13 at 9:39
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For someone who's twitter account is largely unoriginal content I'd describe them as a Retwit.

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My suggestions would be:

serial retweeter/resharer

as someone who retweets or reshares repeatedly, or

social media butterfly

a play on "social butterfly" which is sometimes used to describe someone who flits from table to table at parties socialising with different groups

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If they are chiefly doing this on Twitter you could call them chirpy:-

  1. Characterized by chirping tones: a bird with a chirpy song.
  2. Tending to chirp: a chirpy parakeet.
  3. Cheerful and good-humored: a chirpy radio announcer.
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The phenomena generally is known as an echo chamber; and people who repeat content mindlessly are gossips.

A hairdresser, for example, using their mouth vs. their iPhone to repeat information without consideration or insight would be a gossip regardless of the communication medium.

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I'd just be original and make my own label. How about a link-gooder? (A pun on do-gooders.)

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In similar contexts people have been accused of being “human gateways”, however it is possible that this English expression is confined to a group of German Internet (or even Usenet) users.

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