Types o update
Twitter messages can be addressed to aspecic person by using the @ symbolalong with their name.
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enabled Twitter to become primarily aconversation tool. There are three settings
the webpage which can be ound underthe notices tab on the account settingspage. You can chose to:
are ollowing - this means you will only
ollowing both the person sending and theperson receiving the message. This is thedeault setting or Twitter.
people you are ollowing, even i they aredirected at people you are not ollowing.
rom your timeline, which means youwould never a see a reply rom anyoneyou are ollowing.It is also worth noting that the Twitter
intended or you i they are at thebeginning o the message.
Twitter’s ‘DM’ unction communicatesprivate messages between users. Thesemessages are sent to the recipient’s directmessage inbox and are not published tothe Twitter stream or everyone else tosee. You can send a DM to anyone whoollows you but you cannot send a DMto a person you ollow, unless they alsoollow you back. This is a measure put inplace by Twitter to try and prevent usersbeing spammed.Example: “d porternovelli So can youtell me o the record how to use theDM unction?”
Signing up or an account is simple andtakes two minutes. Simply visithttp://twitter.com and click the ‘join theconversation’ button. You will then beasked or a username, your real name andemail address. Once these are suppliedyou’re ready to start tweeting.There are several dierent ways to postupdates to your Twitter prole. You canpost updates directly rom the Twitterwebsite or you can also post to yourTwitter prole using a mobile phone or athird party application. While unctionalityo the Twitter website is quite basic, oneo the reasons or its success so ar is thatit allows sotware developers to createthird-party clients, such as Twhirl andTweetdeck, which can be used to reneand aid your Twitter use. There are alsodierent types o update that you canmake, depending on whether you aretalking generally, responding to one ormore people or sending a private message.