Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.

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How did this guy hack Twitter's 140-character limit?

Today I was surprised to see that a guy has hacked Twitter's 140-character limit. The message consists of 930 characters. How could this be possible? The direct link to this tweet is here. For ...
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Twitter time stamps an hour off. Returns to normal after browser refresh

Something strange is going on. The newest posts in my feed always appear to be an hour ahead, but when I hit refresh in Chrome the times return to normal. Has anyone experienced this before? Could ...
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How can I remove a Twitter avatar and reset it to default?

I'd like to remove my current Twitter avatar and have it revert to one of the default avatars/profile images. How do I do this?
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On Twitter, how can I find people most followed by the people that I follow?

Twitter recommends who you might want to follow and indicates a couple of people-that-I-follow that follow them. But no mention of how many others. If you click on the recommendation you can get ...
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Twitter “Me” button illumination

On twitter's main desktop web site, there are 4 sort-of buttons at the top: Home, Connect, Discover and Me. Home sort of illuminates blue when there are unread/unloaded tweets, and Connect illuminates ...
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How do I upload transparent avatar to twitter?

Whenever I try to upload a png with transparent background on twitter , I am getting a white background. I tried to upload different sizes pngs (24x24, 256x256, 512x512),but it didn't help. It appears ...
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Why my tweet is not appearing on the timeline of the person I am following?

I have tried tweeting someone I follow couple of times. My tweets appear on my profile but when I look at the other person's timeline, my tweet is not there. I am following him but he is not ...
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See replies to tweets from people I'm following

When someone who I am following replies to someone's tweet who I'm not following, the tweet that the person who I'm following doesn't show up in my news feed, I can only see it if I go look at that ...
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Count of Twitter hashtags in a 24-hour period?

How do I get a count of the number of times a Twitter hashtag is used or mentioned in a 24-hour period? An example use is the Livestrong/BreakCancer world record attempt. I'd like to tally the number ...
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Is there a difference between clicking “reply” and writing a new tweet with @somesone?

On Twitter web, when I click the reply button for a tweet, there's @someone inserted in front of the message automatically. Is there any difference compared to writing a new Tweet and entering @...
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How can I enable retweet email notifications for all retweets and not just from the users I'm following?

For a few months now, Twitter has had an option to be able to receive email notifications whenever you're retweeted. However, this only seems to work if you're following the user who has retweeted you....
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How to find a PDF document linked to Twitter account with search term “cat”?

I recommended a document to a guy with a word "cat" but I cannot now find it. It is in my twitter timeline. How can I find it? I have used SnapBird.org but it cannot find this document.
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How to change twitter profile text color?

How can one change the text color for one's profile such as in the popup in twitter? The text being displayed includes a few items like name and web site link.
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Why do some people start their tweets with a dot?

Nowadays in my Twitter feed I have started seeing Tweets with a preceding . (dot) in them. I don't know why they do so. Here is such an example. Why are they wasting their one character for .? ...
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When changing a Twitter handle, does Twitter auto-redirect new tweets?

We've recently changed our company name (more a variation of official name, but has the same effect). We want to change out Twitter handle to reflect this, the new handle is available and we can ...
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How to have a “saved search” in Twitter only return english results?

Twitter supports saving a specific search. However, it just seems to be the basic string search as opposed their advanced search on search.twitter.com. The advanced search allows you to select a ...
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Is it still possible to get the Twitter cover on the top?

My profile has changed it's lay-out. There used to be option to have a big wide cover at the top like on the picture below, but now I have "Tweets, Following, Follows, Favorites, Lists" on the top-...
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How do I access a list of IP addresses that have been used to access my Twitter account?

My girlfriend discovered that her Twitter password had been changed. We have changed the password, but is there a way to list the IP addresses that have been used to access the account?
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What's the keyboard shortcuts to open a list in Twitter?

In Twitter, I can use G+L to open my lists, and use J and K to move up/down the lists. But what is the keyboard shortcut to open the highlighted list? I tried to look up the help message by pressing ?...
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What's the best way to search for old tweets?

I find twitter search kind of buggy. Is there another way of doing that search? I don't mean tweets from a user (I use Google for that). I mean tweets from history.
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How do you find a Twitter RSS feed?

Given a Twitter username, where do you find the RSS feed for that user?
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How to get a reply to a Trademark Issue from Twitter Support?

I'd like to have a certain unused Twitter username. The name is one of the trade names of my company. I reported a Trademark Issue via Twitter's form three weeks ago, but nothing has happened since. ...
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Google “latest” or realtime search of Twitter statuses

Some time ago there was an advanced type of Google search, accessible via left panel (more search tools and time period limiting). The results of latest was almost realtime, and there was an ...
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Searching your old tweets in Twitter

My username is moo9000. But I cannot search my own tweets in twitter.com: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%40moo9000 Also looks like searching other users has problems: https://twitter.com/#!...
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How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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Can I modify the format of the text used to post to Twitter by Typepad?

I dislike the format that Typepad uses when posting to Twitter to alert my followers that I've created a new blog post. Is there a mechanism to change the format?
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Is there any way to claim an abandoned Twitter name?

I've been in the process of trying to switch over my username on various online services to a common name. I've been fortunate to get most of the ones I want (GMail, Facebook) but one that has eluded ...
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How can I detect the “spaminess” of a Twitter follower?

Are there any applications that can help determine the "spaminess" of a Twitter follower? For example, looking at whether the user unfollows people who don't follow back, whether most of their Tweets ...
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Turn off Twitter retweets in bulk

I know how to turn off seeing a person's retweets one at a time, but is there a way to do this en masse?
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how can i connect to twitter api via proxy? [closed]

i am starter and i need to connect twitter api via proxy. and twitt : Hello World? my web site is dot net. C# . and i want to twit events of my site to twitter via twitter api. please give me an ...
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What are these funny characters on Twitter?

Recently I've noticed many strange characters appearing on Twitter. Based on one persons joke tweet I read I think they may be Emoji or something similar. How can I get these displaying properly in ...
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How can I get all my Twitter related activity in counts?

How can I get all my Twitter related activity in counts? Example: my tweet count is 50; my favorite is 10. I need counts of following: mentions, favorites, retweets, liststatus, hometimeline, direct ...
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Does the Twitter shortener (t.co) give the same code for the same link?

Or in another words: if I have two different links generated when shortening a Twitter message, does it surely mean that they point to two unique addresses?
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Is there a web app or utility which will show all photos linked to a Twitter users tweets?

Is there a web app or utility which will show all photos linked to a Twitter users tweets? Ideally you'd type in a hastag or @user and the result would be all linked photos displayed in a grid. ...
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Why do I need to allow Dropbox to integrate with Twitter if all it’s asking me to do is follow?

On this Dropbox web page, it says that I can get some free Dropbox space if I follow Dropbox on Twitter. (Notice this is a separate item from Connect your Twitter Account which is listed above that.) ...
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How can I get the links from my twitter stream in RSS format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a website which extracts all links posted by twitter friends and provides a Atom/RSS feed? ReadTwit is closing today, but I can't make work since September anyway. ...
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Is there a way to show how many people are following me on Twitter and a standard “Follow me on Twitter” buton?

Currently I'm using a custom (rather ugly) image: Is there something more standardized? Can I show how many people follow me on Twitter, just like the Like button shows how many people like my ...
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Can I tweet only to a select group of people?

I need to send Twitter messages to groups and if I do will the tweets be private and not re-tweet-able?
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How can I track down t.co links?

When you enter a URL into a tweet, Twitter uses their own in house URL shortener on the t.co domain to turn it into something smaller and track usage. My site has recently been Tweeted by somebody ...
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Tweet an image via webintents (or similar)

I'd like a button on my site that, when clicked, opens the 'new tweet' form for the current twitter user, pre-populated with specific text and an attached image. This would seem like a job for Twitter'...
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Twitter hash timeline in RSS

I know to RSS a user feed, it's https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss But what if instead I want to pull a hash?...what's the RSS URL?
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How to manage who I'm following on Twitter

Currently I'm following almost 2k users on Twitter, I wish to review my followings and remove some of them, but it's very time consuming to check all of those one by one! Basically I need to unfollow ...
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Twitter retweets vs. replies

What's the difference between a retweet and reply? A retweet looks just like a reply with a quote of what was replied to. Is there anything else different.
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Post to Twitter by email?

Does Twitter offer a feature like "tweet by email"? (I'd like to send an email instead of a text message from my phone to tweet)
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how do I find out all the users who favorite a particular tweet of mine? How can I find in twitter api call?

I need to see who favorite my tweet. I need twitter api call to know who favorite my tweet and the person details.
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Changing username (the one with the at sign) on Twitter

How can I change my @ name on Twitter? I don't care about losing followers as I don't have any. I can see how to change my "name", but my @ name isn't changing when I do that.
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A Twitter posting service which doesn't require direct Twitter password and supports t.co [closed]

I have a Twitter account where I have a contractor posting tweets, and I don't want to give the actual Twitter password. I can set up Hootsuite or Buffer so the contractor can post tweets without ...
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Twitter friends' timeline as a feed?

Is it possible to get my twitter timeline (i.e. the tweets posted by my friends) as an RSS or atom feed? I've heard that you could've used https://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline.rss in the past,...
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How do I diagnose (New)TweetDeck refusing to display specific updates in the Home column?

I'm trying to figure out why TweetDeck's Home column consistently fails to show me the updates of a single account I follow from one of mine. Various notes: Yes, I'm sure. The problem account is the ...
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How can I find out who actually set up a Twitter Account that fraudulently used my daughter's email address?

I've notified Twitter, but they are not getting the message. The indirect, malicious rumors that are being spread are getting extreme and she doesn't want to go back to school tomorrow. Does anyone ...