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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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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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?
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How to track down the recent unfollowers on Twitter

Sometimes when I log in to Twitter, I realize that some users have stopped following me (there seems to be a decrease in the number of the followers). Is there a way to track down who those users are? ...
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Does a Twitter Meta site exist?

Is there a meta site (or something equivalent) for Twitter? For example: http://meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/
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How can I stop a Facebook app posting spam stuff on my Twitter account?

I keep getting tweets like this on my timeline: @pascale_66: Awesome! I made $102.54 this week just filling out a couple of surveys. http://t.co/GwjDUPK9 I've gone into Facebook, followed the ...
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How to “Retweet” on Facebook?

I can re-tweet on Twitter. I heard Facebook has similar features. How can I do this ?
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Search only through tweets of people I'm following

Facebook has a feature that allows you to search through status messages that your friends have posted, but Twitter doesn't currently have that feature. Is it possible via the official Twitter ...
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Twitter and Echofon spam

I'm using Echofon to keep up with the tweets of people I'm following. But at the moment I get a lot of spam tweets (from people I am NOT following), see this picture: They all contain the same ...
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How to see all tweets to a particular user

I am following a certain person on twitter. I then started following another person who is also following him. I noticed that after I did this I could see the tweets that this person was making to ...
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Update Facebook fanpage status from Twitter

I would update the status of a couple of Facebook fanpages through their Twitter accounts, but can not find a way to synchronize directly (without using a specific Twitter client to write the ...
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How can I make my tweets private?

I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view. How do I accomplish this?
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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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How to register dead twitter account?

I would like to register a certain twitter account for a project , twitterpage of that account sayes "Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!" when I try to register is I get the username has already been ...
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How do I edit my lists on twitter.com?

Clearly I did this before because I have lists showing up when I go to twitter.com, but I can't figure out how to edit them now (i.e. move people / add people / delete people from the lists).
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Do I lose all rights to a photo when using common Twitter picture sharing services?

There seem to be a glut of image sharing services geared for Twitter or the like, which of them should I stay away from if I care about the picture and which allow me to retain control over the ...
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Disable twitter's keyboard shortcut

For the simple reason sometimes I want to search the timeline using Command + F and when I try it some shortcut will be activated and I'll be moved away from the timeline after having loaded many ...
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Is there a way to fetch all of my tweets and save them on my computer?

The place I work at had a big convention last year in December (2010) and we heavily promoted participants to use twitter to interact online. Now I am trying to go back and see if I can fetch all the ...
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Following multiple Twitter searches efficiently

How can I efficiently follow a bunch of Twitter searches, and see live results come up? They removed the RSS functionality so I can't just plug in a bunch of searches to my RSS reader like I used to ...
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How to see when someone started following someone on Twitter

Someone that I'm following started following another person. They were already following a lot of people so I can't tell who the person they started following is. How can I see who they started ...
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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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Report phishing attempt on Twitter

I think a friend's Twitter account has been compromised. She has sent me a direct message with a link which is an obvious phishing attempt to get my password. I didn't fall for it, and I sent a ...
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Twitter not posting to Facebook page

I'm trying to hook up a Twitter account with a newly created Facebook business page. Inside my Twitter settings, I have set everything up accordingly, but it is not working. Tweets are simply not ...
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Search for tweets with special characters

I want to find tweets with links with the ob:// URI scheme: Example 1 Example 2 I have tried doing advanced search for the string ob:// but the :// get stripped off. How can I filter tweets with ...
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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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How can I filter Twitter posts without links?

I was trying to search for Tweets via Twitter's search site: http://twitter.com/search Well if you use a keyword called filter:links in your search text box you get all posts which have links. Its ...
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I want to move from Identi.ca to Twitter. Is there a way to map identities between the two?

I've been using Identi.ca but too many of my contacts won't use it and I want to move to Twitter instead. Is there a way to go through my list of subscriptions/subscribers and match those to ...
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Getting replies to a tweet by another person

What's the fastest way to get all the replies to a particular tweet from another person? (besides searching for his username, which is not effective if the tweet is not his latest) Can this be done ...
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How do I undo blocks by anti-gamergate apps?

How do I unblock blocks made by anti-gamergate apps? I noticed that my twitter account had blocked Brian Cox because he was on a blacklist of an anti-gamergate app. Checking my Twitter Settings for ...
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How to update Google+ status via Twitter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I connect Google+ with Twitter? How do I setup my Google+ status to update from Twitter? On the web there seems to be information on connecting social networks ...
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Make Twitter recognize the <enter> key to post tweets?

Is it possible to make the enter key submit a tweet automatically on Twitter? If so, how?
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Do you need an email address per Twitter account?

I have a Twitter account for myself, associated with my primary, personal website. However, I run a few other sites as well, not really related to my own, and wonder about having Twitter accounts to ...
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Any danger in having spammy Twitter followers

I routinely receive notifications of obviously spammy Twitter users following me, e.g. accounts with names like @freemoneynow, etc. Is there a danger in allowing them to follow me if I do not follow ...
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How can I make my shared items in Google Reader publish automatically into Twitter? [closed]

Google Reader's Shared Items published a RSS feed. Can I somehow import that automatically into Twitter, so when I share something in GR it becomes a tweet? I know there's a Send-To solution, but ...
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How do I sync Facebook, Twitter, & Foursquare?

I have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, & FourSquare (to name a few.) I'm trying to work out the best way to sync all of these sites so that I can post once and update all. Here's the problem: ...
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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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How to change or hide my name on Twitter?

Does anybody know how to change or hide my name on Twitter? I found some tutorials on the internet, but they seem to be outdated. I have gone through the all the settings, but I do not see any ...
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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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Twitter, is he following me or not?

Someone who I am neither following nor is following me appeared on my home page on twitter, why?
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How to delete a Twitter saved search that has no real-time results

I saved a search for project75. Since there is no new information (nor will ever be) for this search, I am not able to find the remove option. Is there a way to do this?
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How to NOT create a link in a tweet

Whenever I type something resembling a URL (for example "asp.net") at twitter.com, it automatically converts it into a real link. Is there a way to 'escape' this conversion if I want it to remain ...
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Can my protected tweet be seen by the recipient who doesn't follow me?

So the description for protected tweets are: Only confirmed followers have access to @foo's Tweets and complete profile. Click the "Follow" button to send a follow request. But what if I tweet ...
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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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Bots/strange followers on twitter: any problems if I ignore them

From time to time I see strange twitter handles following me on Twitter. I generally ignore them. Don't follow them (for sure, don't even look them up mostly) What can be the intention of these other ...
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Is there a way to make tweets only visible for certain people

I just want to send fan mail to a person but I only want that person to see it. Of course, they are not following me.
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Changes to my Twitter design aren't persisting

For the longest time I have had a background image on my Twitter design: However recently I have had just a plain off white background: I have tried just resetting the design and changing the ...
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Search someones followers on twitter

I met someone at a concert but I didnt get their contact info. All I really know if their first name and I am definitely sure they are following a band on twitter. Is there anyway to get a list of ...
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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 ...
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Twitter's “Similar to” reveals my friends, despite protected account

I recently switched to a Twitter protected account, so that social engineers can't find my friends. PROBLEM: I just realized that anybody seeing my protected account's page can click the "Similar to ...