Free microblogging webapp that lets users share "tweets" of up to 140 characters in length.

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Is there any way to follow a specific hashtag?

I want to follow a hashtag on Twitter. I know that Twitter doesn't allow you to do it directly, and I tried to find special services without any success. Do you know how I can follow Twitter ...
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How to find tweets from a specific date

I am following someone who has a lot of tweets. I want to look at their tweets from three months ago. On their twitter web page, if I scroll down, it keeps showing their older tweets, but using this ...
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Advanced Twitter search tricks? [closed]

Searching Twitter can be arduous. What are some tricks to searching Twitter? Are there additional options outside of the ones listed on Twitter's advanced search page?
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How can I control who follows me on Twitter?

I tend to get a bunch of emails every week that say: JaneDoe (JaneDoe343) is now following your tweets on Twitter.is now following you. A little information about JaneDoe: 0 followers 1 ...
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Solution for handling multiple twitter accounts?

I have 3 twitter accounts. What's the best solution for handling multiple twitter accounts? I've been using splitweet for some time, but it's buggy, and its support for retweets is limited. Any ...
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Twitter: Easy way to unfollow users not also following me?

On Twitter, is there an easy way to unfollow users not also following me – or at least get a list of such users I'm following where there isn't reciprocation?
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What happens when I block someone on Twitter?

What happens when I block someone on Twitter? Do they get notified about the block? Won't they see me in future searches? What's the deal?
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Maximum limit of Retweets on Twitter

Say if I retweeted everything in my Twitter stream, is there a limit per day that I would reach? If so, should I untweet some of these posts to stay under the limit?
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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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Do I always see all the tweets of people I'm following on Twitter?

Just a idle curiosity here, but I've wondered if at certain times I'm not seeing all the tweets by the people I follow. A couple of things have led me to this conclusion: At the moment I'm on ...
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How to enable Twitter's new UI?

New Twitter UI was launched recently. Some can use it already, others can't. By the way, I realized an interesting fact. When I visit twitter.com from favstar.fm, I can always see the new UI. But on ...
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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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When Twitter loads new tweets, how do I know where my last viewed ones were?

I've it always opened in a pinned tab in Firefox. When coming back, I see a message like "You've XX new tweets". Now, if that number exceeds e.g. 10 it's hard to remember exactly when it started ...
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Looking for responses to one specific tweet

Is there any way to: given a tweet, view all its replies? I would prefer to do it from twitter.com, but if there is any other 3rd party service that helps, it's acceptable.
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See tweets in CoTweet that have been retweeted (new-style)?

Is there a way to see my tweets that have been retweeted by others? I can see the ones that count as mentions if they are retweeted using the old-style. I am not seeing ones done by the new-style ...
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Can I send an email that will reach a Twitter account?

There is a new restaurant across town I want to make a reservation at, but they only have a Twitter account (no email or phone number listed). I don't use Twitter and don't want to make an account ...
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What's the Twitter error “Your account may not be allowed to perform this action. Please refresh the page and try again.”

A) I get a very bizarre error sometimes, when I'm trying to submit a tweet: Your account may not be allowed to perform this action. Please refresh the page and try again. This is very ...
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Searching my Twitter lists

How can I search tweets among the ones that belong to tweeters in one of my twitter lists? I don't seem to find a tool to do it. Maybe it's just me overlooking, but can you help me?
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How do I hide Twitter updates on my LinkedIn home page?

Is there a way to remove Twitter updates from showing on my LinkedIn homepage? This is just flooding my LinkedIn stream with redundant data that I don't want to know.
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Deleting a status tweet accidentally published on Twitter

I accidentally posted to Twitter what was supposed to be a direct message. Now, people are replying to me and asking me about that tweet. Can I delete it?
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What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

What happens to your Twitter account when you die? Is it deleted after a certain period? Should your friends or relatives inform Twitter that you are dead?
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How do I send a tweet to someone specific?

As an example, on the Science Friday radio show and podcast, the host says every week "tweet your questions and comments to us." The same phrase is used on the show's website at ...
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Why are strings on Twitter starting with $ marked as tags?

As you can see on https://twitter.com/powtac/status/277190821479063552, strings with four letters starting with an $ are marked as a Tag on twitter. But what kind of tags are those $TAGS?
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In Twitter, how can I search the hash tags related to a particular region?

In Twitter, how can I search the hash tags related to a particular region? Like #trends in New York.
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Are there any good web apps for Twitter for Businesses? [closed]

I'm looking for the best Twitter-based web app that can be used by a fairly high-profile business. I'd prefer to use a web app rather than a client app because it may need to be managed from various ...
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How to find out when a user joined Twitter

How can I find out when a user joined Twitter? Is there a way to do this on Twitter, or are there any web services to give me this info?
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How to use Twitter's t.co service to shorten a URL

I like how the new t.co URLs show up as the destination instead of some cryptic value. Unfortunately Twitter hasn't built it into their default web based Twitter client. How do I shorten the URL with ...
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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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How can I put a Twitter “tweet” in my Blog

Currently I think I would just screen shot a popular tweet from @aplusk or someone else I am trying to reference but I am always stuck with cropping People say I could have "photoshopped" it and it ...
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How can I delete all my direct messages at once in Twitter?

How do I delete all my twitter direct messages in one go without having to click the delete button for each message?
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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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Twitter RSS feed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you find a Twitter RSS feed? How can you get an RSS feed of your own tweets from Twitter? The official Twitter page says they no longer support it. What ...
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Is there a website which extracts all links posted by twitter friends and provides a Atom/RSS feed? [closed]

I'm searching a Website/Service which monitors all people I follow and extracts the links posted by them. Ideally it unshortens Shortlinks and provides an Atom or RSS feed for the entries. (redirect ...
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Twitter Archive Email Confirmation won’t send

I want to download my Twitter archive, but the email with the link isn’t arriving in my inbox. I’m sure it’s not a problem with my email because I still receive Twitter notification emails.
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How do I get newlines in a tweet?

Is there a reliable way to make newlines appear in a tweet? The twitter website accepts them in the "Compose new tweet" box, but they don't show up in the stream. The server receives them and stores ...
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Is there any way to preview the URL of a t.co link on Twitter?

They've basically taken over the URL shortening game, but without offering the features the other shorteners do. For instance, http://is.gd allows you to set a setting which will show you the link ...
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How can I use Goo.gl as my URL shortener in Twitter for iPhone (Tweetie)?

I've gone to Settings → Services → URL Shortening → Custom. What do I enter as the "URL shortening endpoint"?
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Can you view only the latest tweet from all of the people who you follow?

I am looking for a way to view only the latest tweet of my followers. Often, because I follow a lot of people, my home feed is very busy. Short of clicking through to their profiles, is there an ...
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Can I add users to a Twitter list without going to their individual profile pages?

I have a Twitter list to which I would like to add about fifty user accounts. I have a handy (non-twitter) list of these user accounts, and I would like to be able to add them to the Twitter list ...
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Where did the Twitter Profile RSS Feed go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you find a Twitter RSS feed? I can't find my Twitter Profile RSS feed (icon) on the "new Twitter" =) Can anyone find it? Or tell me how to get the feed url for my ...
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How do I see RTs in a twitter list?

Is there a way to show RTs in a Twitter list? If I look at one of my lists on Twitter.com, then I only see tweets from the people actually on the list. Obviously, I see old-style RTs because the API ...
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How does Brizzly retrieve tweets in spite of a Twitter firewall block?

Brizzly is a Twitter client. Though not the best of all the existing clients, what I see as the best in this app is that one can use it at work even if Twitter is blocked. I fail to understand how ...
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Where can I search for existing archives of Twitter searches?

I know there are several Twitter archiving services, such as Twapperkeeper. That's the only one that I can find that has public archives of searches. However, it lacks the search I want, namely ...
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How do you permalink to tweets? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to make a link for a specific Twitter post? Maybe this is obvious, but for a given tweet how do I find or determine the permalink URL (or direct URL to ...
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Is there a way to receive Twitter group notices in identi.ca?

I'm evaluating identi.ca, and it looks very attractive. One extra nice feature would be the ability to subscribe to a Twitter feed (what's the correct terminology), especially because Twitter is ...
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Is it possible to read all tweets by a certain user even if there are more than 5000?

I want to read someone's tweets from the past, but Twitter doesn't allow me to see more than 5000. How can I see them?
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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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Sending files over Twitter

I want to be able to send a file to my followers. How do I do this?
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Can I add a line break in my Twitter bio?

My Twitter bio looks bad because the line is split at unfortunate places. Can I force a line break at a particular place? The form at https://twitter.com/settings/profile inserts a carriage returns ...
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How do I re-activate my twitter account using the same email address?

I deleted my twitter account, and now I can't create a new one with the same email address! How do I get a new twitter account with the same email address?