Tixrus (my Twitter moniker) gets retweeted on Twitter from time to time. According to Retweetrank, tixrus is the 84th percentile for retweets.
My theory is that it searches for @<your twitter name> and (“RT” or “Retweet”) because it doesn’t pick up when someone uses Tweet This to tweet something from Hot Dorkage. That suggests a test. To test my theory I changed the prefix text in Tweet This to “RT”. (Technically a tweet this IS a retweet, given that all Hot Dorkage blog posts automatically get autotweeted.) I’ll let you know if RetweetRank picks up Tweet This’s going forward.
The best thing about RetweetRank is they do a RSS feed of your retweets. That was the deciding factor for me in deciding to blog it. I put the RSS feed into yourminis generic rss widget, jazzed it up graphically a bit, and VOILA! More sidebar fodder!