Posts tagged ‘Twitter’

June 9, 2010

How to use Twitter, Mention

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

What is a mention?

A mention is any Twitter update that contains @username in the body of the tweet.

People frequently search for their user name (@username) to find the tweets that mentioned their user name anywhere in the tweet, rather than just the beginning. To make it easier, include mentions under the replies tab. If you include more than one person in your update and you use the @username format, that person will also see the update in their replies tab.

How do replies and mentions work ?

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June 8, 2010

How to use Twitter, Short links (URLs)

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Having trouble fitting a link into just 140 characters ?

There are a variety of websites that can shorten your long links, making them easier to fit into Twitter’s 140 character limit. These services can provide you with a shorter version of any URL you want to share. Then, you can use the shorter version in your Tweet, and anyone who clicks on it will be redirected to the longer URL. It’s that easy!


Here are a couple of examples of free link shortening services that are popular with Twitter users:

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June 7, 2010

How to use Twitter, @ Reply

by Prashant Kumar Sharma
  • An @reply, is any Twitter update that begins with @username.

  • Starting a tweet with @username sends a strong signal to everyone else that this is not to them.
  • Person-to-person Twittering: If you enter a Tweet with @username at the beginning of it, your message is understood as being intended for that particular person, although others will be able to see it.
  • Be sure the person who you want to see your message is following you, or they won’t get it.

People say lots of things on Twitter, and sometimes you want to say something In fact, early Twitter folks

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June 6, 2010

How to use Twitter, hashtags or #hashtags

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Hashtags Introduction

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.

Simply put, it allows you and others to make a fast search of tweets using a tag.

They’re like tags on Word-press, only added inline to your post. To create a hashtag, you simply put a # (hash symbol) in front of a word,  example: #hashtag.

Here is a simple and useful guide/tips on

How To Use Hashtags

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