Do you care about your followers? Want to show them that you are not just on twitter to make money? The answer better be yes, but if it is not you have until the end of this message to change your mind.
There are a few ways that you can demonstrate your appreciation of your followers. The first is obviously to listen. Find out what your followers are talking about, read their tweets when possible and respond to their tweets and comment on their bio and any interesting information that you find out about your followers to build a relationship.
Once you have responded to what your followers are talking the next thing you can do is tell your followers about the interesting information that your followers have. The best way to do this is through retweeting. It is as simple as it sounds. Someone tweets about a subject ranging from the mundane to the majestic information that you feel must be repeated to your followers you get to retweet to all of your other followers.
The beauty of this is that twitter has made this easier with a retweet button on the site, so it easier than 1-2-3. Also you can do this through tweetdeck, hootsuite, and other Twitter content management systems by including RT and the @username. The one caveat of not using twitter to do this is that you have to be careful not to go over 140 characters for your retweet.
Additionally, many websites now have retweet buttons that make it easy for your send out interesting information that your followers might not have seen.
So, now that you know about the art of the retweet start retweeting articles, posts, and interesting tweets of your followers to show them you are there, listening, and that you care!