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

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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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Twitter mentions in the bio

When someone mentions @username in their Twitter bio, does the person get notified about this i.e their @username is mentioned in someone's bio?
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Twitter API - DM Button [closed]

Is there a simple way I can add a button to my page for users to click to open their Twitter and send a DM? I know the tweet buttons are easy to implement, but I specifically want them to be able to ...
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How to tag / organize my Twitter favorites?

I heavily use Twitter favorites for bits of information that I will likely need later. However, they are nearly useless before I have some way to organize my favorites -- with tags or something ...
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Filter duplicate videos on Twitter

With Twitter, one can search for tweets with a video and a keyword. For example, on twitter.com search for bitcoin, click More options on the left, and select Videos. The problem is that the same ...
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Order of operations when using <AND> and <OR > in a boolean search on Twitter

How does Twitter search interpret the order of boolean operators? Does it support parentheses for clarifying the order of Boolean operators? If one does a search like A AND B OR C AND D what ...
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Can I Block Twitter Users from Appearing in Search

I search Twitter a lot for information on a particular hash-tagged topic specific to the financial services industry. A couple of Twitter users have hijacked the topic and are spamming multiple posts ...
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Subscribe to Twitter replies for a tweet that isn't mine

Is there a way to subscribe to Twitter replies to a tweet that isn't mine? Maybe some external service?
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How do I open my Twitter DM to all my followers?

I want to allow all the followers (I don't follow most of them) able to send me a DM. How do I do that? Thanks!
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Will a blocked Twitter user see if I favorite their tweet?

I blocked someone on Twitter, but then I favorited one of their tweets when I went through their page. Will they be able to see that I liked their tweet?
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Twitter - How not to be banned by posting only link updates?

There is a rule on Twitter: "If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates", but I have found some accounts (like @nytimes, o a local one @elcomercio, both newspapers) that do so. ...
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Locked out of my Twitter account [duplicate]

I've been looked out of my Twitter account. I did the password, code and etc. and I'm still locked out. How can I regain access to it?
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Can't see someone else's tweets [duplicate]

I sent a tweet to someone. It wasn't part of an ongoing conversation. It was just something I sent to them. I asked someone in a forum I was in if they could read the tweet I had sent. This person ...
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Links posted to Facebook page with Twitter not previewing correctly

I have my Twitter account connected to my Facebook page. When a tweet is posted to Facebook, that also contains my website’s URL, Facebook picks a random image from my home page, and crops it badly. ...
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Does Twitter's URL parser break URLs that contain certain strings?

I've been told that Twitter sometimes breaks URLs that have specific strings in them. This is the reason that Stack Exchange's tweet bots automatically shorten URLs before they're Tweeted. But after ...
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Are you notified when a tweet you retweeted is retweeted by someone else?

If I retweet a tweet that has been retweetd by a user on Twitter I do not follow, will that user then get a notification saying that I have "Retweeted a tweet they retweeted"? For example, Alice ...
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Twitter updates of the people I follow

Does Twitter operate on the principle that people with whom we interact (the most) only their updates are shown in our timeline? One of my fiends is tweeting but am not getting his/her tweets. ...
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twitter: if someone follows you, can they reply to your DM?

In the old days, the person couldn't reply to your DM if you didn't follow them. I've heard this has changed to accommodate various companies to have a presence on social media. Is that the case at ...
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Twitter background won't tile

I have uploaded an image for the background onto my profile. It uploads and displays correctly as long as I don't check tile background. I want the image to tile, when I click on tile background it ...
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Is it possible to change a tweet's timestamp after tweeting?

Is it possible to change a tweet's timestamp (via web-UI or API) after you've created ("tweeted") a tweet? Is the timestamping out of the user's reach? I am looking for "one way web apps", Internet ...
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Why don't I get Twitter notifications when people reply to me?

For months I had been periodically tweeting questions at various public figures, and when I thought they didn't answer, I removed the tweet. Now I've just discovered "Interactions" under "@Connect" ...
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How do I find my retweets of a certain account?

On twitter, @Someone shared something interesting and I retweeted it. Some time passes, and now I want to read it again. Problem is, I tweeted and retweeted lots of other stuff, and also @someone also ...
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Posting a message on another person's Twitter wall

Is there a way on Twitter to post on someone's wall? Like on Facebook, I could either post directly on his wall or mention a person in my message with the @ sign for the message to show up on his wall ...
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My Twitter timeline has a huge 11 hour period of silence. Can I retrieve those tweets anyhow?

There is an ~11h period of silence in my Twitter timeline: Why is this happening and is there any way to retrieve the missing tweets? (My timeline usually contains around ~480 tweets per day, so I ...
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Twitter Search Operators for a particular word AND others

I have read the Twitter search operators guidance: https://twitter.com/search-home# but it's not clear whether you can search for a particular word plus other possible words like in the following ...
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How often can a new Twitter archive be requested?

The Twitter archive feature works by requesting an archive; once an archive is ready, receiving an email with a link to twitter, visiting twitter, and downloading the archive as a zip file. ...
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Longer Twitter Timeline

When I scroll down my Twitter timeline in the web site I can only see tweets up to the last day (I guess this depends in how many people I follow). Is there a way to see a longer timeline?
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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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Facebook posts to include website or Twitter

I have been seeing the following on Facebook under posts: Like · Comment · Share · Website Or this: Like · Comment · @GThomasJewelers on Twitter · Share How do you do this—have a website or ...
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Twitter logins will give my email to websites?

When I login with Twitter to websites, will they get my email address? The authorization screen is not clear in this, Facebook instead says clearly that is giving my name and email.
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Google Chrome shows “Get @username's tweets emailed to you” and Mozilla doesn’t

Google Chrome shows Get @username's tweets emailed to you when we visit the URL https://twitter.com/username without logging. But this option is not shown in Mozilla Firefox. Is there a way to hide ...
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Why does Twitter say I've got tweets, but then pull the football away?

My site (listed on my user's page) shows this on my twitter widget when I hover: "This page has been shared 15 times. View these tweets" This actually makes sense, because I have mentioned it in ...
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Locked out of my Twitter account—need temporary password

I am locked out of my Twitter account because when I access from my phone it says, “create temporary password on twitter.com” and when I try to login to Twitter on web it says, “sent verification ...
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How does Twitter “mention” spam actually work?

I'm just curious to know what the programming mechanics behind it are - more & more, when I tweet or RT something, I get a "mentioned you" spam back almost instantly. This account is not ...
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In @ Connect, it defaults to Mentions rather than Interactions

Is it possible to set Twitter to default to Interactions? Every time I open the @Connect tab it shows the Mentions despite selecting the Interactions the previous time I opened the page.
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My Twitter account says I have 17 tweets but I have 0

This is my Twitter page: Why does it say I have 17 tweets, but I have 0?
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How do I know which all twitter apps are adding new follows to my profile?

I've been getting some new follows (not followers) from time to time that is really disturbing my followers to following ratio. I suspect some of the apps that I authorized is doing this. I just need ...
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Does deleting promotional tweets actually refine what I get shown?

When I get a promotional tweet, I have two choices: Ignore it Delete it with the 'Delete' link What's my best strategy for reducing the incidence of junk? Does deleting actually refine the stuff I ...
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Is it possible to reach another user's all tweets even if they are more than 5000?

I want to read someone's tweets from the past, but Twitter doesn't allow to see more than 5000. How can I see them?
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Is it possible to display/retrieve the number of “original” tweets a user posted?

On Twitter, when viewing a user’s page, the number of tweets he or she posted so far is displayed: But it does not tell if those tweets were original tweets or just answers or retweets and how ...
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Pull Twitter Posts into Google Spreadsheets

I would like to set-up a Google Spreadsheet that automatically pulls Twitter search results into the cells. For instance, I'd like to search for "pizza" near "baltimore" and then have any pizza ...
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Twitter timeline/stream without mentions + Hide mentions from specific account

I've been using Tweetdeck for a good week now because I have to manage 2 accounts, but I run into some problems. Is it possible to create a timeline/column where you see all Tweets which aren't ...
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Why does Twitter have a 140 character limit?

I'm just curious to know why, years after the release of Twitter, it still has a 140 character limit? What's the purpose of this? Certainly even with billions of tweets a day it wouldn't cost that ...
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How to synchronize update Facebook with Twitter *without* using the official Twitter application?

I want to update Facebook through my twitter - that is, whenever I post something on twitter, I want it on my FB wall. However, the "default", official way does not work for me due to error described ...
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Tweet is not showing up in list of sent tweets

I sent a tweet but it does not show up in my sent list. I can see all my older tweets. Where could it have gone?
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Twitter is making me follow random people

Twitter is making me follow random people. After two days of unfollowing them I get another dozens of people in my follow list. Did my account get hacked or something?
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Why my tweets to other people doesn't show on their timeline?

Let's say I have a twitter account A with zero followers and followings. When I visit some other user timeline, called B , I can read some answers to his tweets made by people that I don't follow. ...
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Hide / Delete tweet from own timeline - whilst still keeping tweet visible to @ recipient

I want to send a tweet to someone using @username but I don't want it visible on my timeline. Ideally I could send them a direct message, but they don't follow me so I can't do that. Is there a way ...
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How do I allow @replys to my tweets to show when tweet is expanded?

For all other twitter users, when I click on their tweet, if anyone has replied to that specific tweet, it shows up underneath in an expanded window. For some reason, none of the responses to my ...
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870 views

Want to see secret Twitter accounts

Is it possible to see protected Twitter accounts (the account which you can't see what they are tweeting until they allow you to follow) without them knowing?