People have been asking questions about the mystery number at the top of CTP.
It was introduced yesterday with no fanfare and it does not seem to have anything to do with anything very much at all.
All it seems to do is sit there all white and important on its red background so I was determined to find out more.
The button was added to the site by Tim after it was designed, coded and checked for errors by Au, Tim’s favorite Golden Chicken of XP.
Au decided that he wanted people to be more social and he really gets Twitter – he would get Twitter obviously given his avian heritage and all.
So he wanted to encourage people to tweet for XP and that is what the number is all about.
So if you click on the number you will go to a new page where you can retweet some of the finest content ever to be posted on Twitter. Stuff like this…
When you retweet those posts you feel you want to retweet you will earn EP for each one and the next time you refresh the page new tweets to retweet will appear.
For example I shared this one…
When you refresh the page the number changes…this number represents the number of tweets which are currently available for you to retweet.
The system will allow you to retweet the CTP updates on where the Golden Egg of XP is but only during the hour that is is active – this is because there is no point in retweeting posts which show where it had been as this would be confusing.
So go and have fun with the retweet function.