Twitter Tips

While I’m not a big Twitter user, I do use it on occasion to ask questions of the experts. Below are some tips I’ve found.

Regular Tweet
– No Special Characters – anyone can see this tweet.

– When you start your message with the @username, then the tweet is visible to the person you are sending it to and any users who are following both you and that person. It’s not exactly a private message, but close to it.

.@user message
– If the leading @ is preceded by any other character, commonly  a period, the message will be visible to anyone following you.

RT @username
This indicates thats you are retweeting someone’s message. Doing so makes the message available to all your followers.

Any words in the message which begin with # are called hashtags and are used to tag the message  as related to some particular topic.


About Tom Terrific

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