ocial Network Privacy Guide – ome basic terms and defnitions
A Twitter timeline collects stream of Tweets listedin real-time order with newest updates are at thetop into you will land by view of your homepage.
Types o Tweets
look like as shown on Figure 1and are represent a message not more than140 characters by itself that appear on send-er’s page and his timeline and on other proﬁle’stimeline who are allowed to be seen updates inorder to privacy settings. Not that, it has never been appeared on someone proﬁle until it willbe retweeted.• Mentions
look like as shown on Figure 2 and
are represent the same message includinganother’s username preceded by “@” placedI message after one word at least, e.g. “This@yurychemerkin is mention for…” Mentionsusually appear on sender’s proﬁle amongpublic tweets or someone timeline if this per-son is following a sender. In addition, men-tions may be found in the recipient's Mentionsand Interactions tabs, whichis accessible only by them. Asa normal tweets, it has nev-er been appeared on someoneproﬁle until this person wrotethe message.•
: look like as shown onFigure 3 and are represent amessage similar to the men-tions except position of “@user-name”. Now it must be placedat the beginning of message,e.g. “@yurychemerkin your blogis cool!” Replies appear on pro-ﬁle page or on timeline, whoseowners are following the sender or both of them. Also, replies may be found in the recipi-ent's Mentions and Interactions tabs and never on anyone’s proﬁle page, unless they wrote or sent the message. If your Tweets are private,it means no one is allowed to see any of your tweets unless you have given them the rightto follow you. Thus, when you send a @replyor mention, only proﬁles approved by you willbe able to see them else you have to unprotectyour tweets to make them and your accountpublic.
• Direct messages
is usually non-public mes-sage sent directly to someone who followsyou or sends directly to you from some-one you follow. Other cases are not allowed.It stores in direct messages folders of send-er and recipient as well as on recipient mobiledevice or email if (s-)he turn on this feature(-s)(Figure 4).
The common privacy rules
Twitter considers the posting another person’s pri-vate and confidential information as a violation of the Twitter Rules. Such information may be: