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

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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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How to switch to Old Twitter

When I click on my username, there is the option "Switch to Old Twitter" but when I click on it, this URL opens with the following plain text: 403 Forbidden: The server understood the request, ...
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What's with all the random tweets?

OK, so I just started using twitter and I'm confused. I have no interest in Justin Beiber, nor does anyone else I follow on Twitter. So why does my home page show Justin Beiber tweets? Or more ...
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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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Is there an easier way I could see all my mentions of my Twitter handle, select many then send a twitter back and block them all at once?

Background: This question came after one I've posted on quora. I got way too many mentions from people I do not know in languages I do not speak. When I've tried asking to a few of them who did write ...
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Twitter Player Card Setup for Animated Gif?

I'd like to be able to include an animated gif in a users' tweet when they click "Tweet" on a webpage using the Twitter Player Card. As far as I can understand you need a site SSL certificate and a ...
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Can I construct a Twitter tweet URL that makes sure I'm in the right screen name?

I can construct a URL that will post a Tweet (but ask for confirmation) with pre-written text: https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=My%20awesome%20message. If I am not logged in, the web page this ...
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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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If I can't post the same thing twice using Twitter Card, how can I show up in the twitter feed again when the time is right?

To get it to post again, do I need to change my meta data, or change the contents of the tweet I include the link in?
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Is it better to register with Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., or email? [closed]

I lot of websites these days (including this one) offer Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google login. Usually there's also an option to use old-style username/password credentials. I'm never sure which ...
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Is there a way to export data from a Twitter search to an Excel spreadsheet?

Say you have a saved search on Twitter. Is there a client that will allow me to export the data contained in that search into an Excel spreadsheet? I am wondering if this will somehow involve the ...
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Sending a direct or private message in Twitter

I've heard of direct messages in Twitter but I don't know if that's the same as using @username or is something else. What is the difference (in case they are different) and/or how could I send a ...
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What type of Twitter Card is this?

I'm assuming this is a twitter card. I noticed that it appeared in my Twitter Feed with the entire image displayed, you can see it without having to click on it. What kind of Twitter Card is it? I ...
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Twitter account still logged in on friend's phone

I just changed my password, but one time I used my friend's mobile phone to access my account using the add account feature. Sometimes she uses my account to write or read something, and she still ...
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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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Hierarchical connection of Twitter subaccounts possible?

I would like to have a "me" Twitter account with two subaccounts: me private and me at work. Me at work would again be seperated by different projects. Someone who is interested in me could then ...
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How do I automate tweets from a list of entries? [duplicate]

I want to set up a Twitter account that will automatically post one item from a list of quotes every day. I have a long list of short quotes in a text file and an extra Twitter account. How can I do ...
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Twitter Account still logged in friends phone [duplicate]

I have asked an old classmate to sign out of my Twitter account but they still haven't done it even though they have told me they did. The reason I know this is because my notifications disappear ...
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Mutual followers on Twitter can't DM eachother

Would this be because of the number of Following/Followers ratio in an account is above a certain threshold? Or is there another reason why mutual friends might not be able to DM each other?
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Tweets are not showing in hashtag streams?

I have noticed that when I tweet something with a hashtag (ex. #WorldCup2014) my tweet doesn't show in the feed or timeline of the hashtag although I have made my account public but still nothing. ...
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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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Twitter “Profile editing is currently unavailable” for days

For the last 15 days I have receive thed following error whenever I try to edit my Twitter profile: Profile editing is currently unavailable. At first I thought it was just Twitter ...
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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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twitter posts rating by maturity level of post

After reading information about ESRB Ratings (http://www.esrb.org/ratings/index.jsp) a question came up. Question Is there a mechanism or means by which a Twitter post can be "rated" for maturity ...
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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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How can I view a twitter hashtag live stream?

We have a computer in the office dedicated to news updates. We would like to add a twitter stream to it. Unfortunately, if we try to look at a twitter hashtag stream ...
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How can I stop spam email of “thanks for checking in”, but allow tweet email?

When I log into Twitter, which I do from time to time though not often, it says "thanks for checking in"—I want to stop that. But I still want to be emailed if I am sent a DM or tweeted. I get those ...
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Why does TechRepublic's Twitter button publish text+URL+mention, instead of a normal retweet?

I read this TechRepublic article and thought I would retweet it. Here is what I usually do in such situations: Search for the news website's official Twitter account. In this official account, look ...
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How to undo 'Undo Retweet'?

I had retweeted something about a week ago and just now accidently clicked 'Undo Retweet' when trying to see who else had retweeted it. Is it possible to undo an 'Undo Retweet'? I know I could ...
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How can I get rid of Twitter’s “Let’s Get Started” Box?

So when you sign up for Twitter, it has a checklist of things you're supposed to do. I've done all of them, except download the mobile app (because I don't have a smartphone). How can I get rid of the ...
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When creating a Twitter account, how to skip “Follow people to get their Tweets”

When creating a Twitter account, I am asked to follow 5 accounts: Build your timeline. Follow people to get their Tweets And then 5 again: See who’s here. Find and follow well-known people ...
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How to stop Bing translations in Twitter?

I noticed during the last days that Twitter adds a “translation” from Bing Translate to tweets when I expand a tweet in the web interface. This happens even on my own tweets. Is there a way to turn ...
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When using Chrome, why does Twitter's home page redirect me to a search for “searchTerms”?

This has been going on for some time. Whenever I type twitter.com into Chrome's omnibar, I am redirected to https://twitter.com/search/%7BsearchTerms%7D?source=desktop-search. Given the tweets showing ...
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Get most retweeted tweets of a account

Given a Twitter account, say RealCarrotFacts, how can I order its tweets decreasing by number of retweets?
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How do I stop unsolicited tweets?

I'm getting Tweets in Arabic from someone I'm not following. They aren't retweets. I don't really want to click on them, and they are making me uncomfortable. How do I stop them?
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Why doesn't Twitter's URL shortening always work?

Recently when posting links I've found Twitter has no longer offered to automatically shorten URLs; they used to be shortened to a max of 20 characters just when I pasted them into the tweet box. Now ...
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How do I turn on Twitter's two-factor authentication for multiple accounts and one mobile phone?

I want to turn on two-factor authentication for the multiple Twitter accounts I manage. I want to enable Send login verification requests to the Twitter app. However Twitter requires a unique cell ...
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Share other Tweets on Facebook

I have a friend of mine that posts nice quotes on Twitter. His tweets are then automatically posted also on his Facebook account. Under his posts on Facebook I don't have a share option like for ...
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Selective Tweets Broken after twitter handle change

Like most of you I've enjoyed the benefits of selective tweets for quite some time now. Recently, I changed my twitter handle to reflect a more professional me. That is, I didn't want to lose my ...
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Autotweeting below the limits still results in denied tweets

Here's the issue: I am using SocialOomph to setup and execute auto tweets on my account. I know the rules, 1k per day, no duplicate tweets/links etc. Here's the problem: I am following those rules, ...
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Twitter cover photo dimensions

Since today Twitter allows for a new cover photo to be uploaded. Twitter recommends 1252x626 pixels and somewhere else also 1500x500p pixels, but when I upload an image of that size, only a part ...
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How do the “buy followers” services work?

Recently, the number of "follower sellers" has increased dramatically. They offer Twitter users to increase their number of followers in exchange for money. I didn't know about those services earlier, ...
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Inline filtering of search results

How to filter search results on Twitter? For example with: a minimum of two replies a minimum of two favorites photos only videos only I have tried: USD (sell OR buy) filter:reply>=2 USD ...
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How can I delete twitter DMs from all my devices?

Is there any way I can delete my twitter direct messages from all my devices? I tried deleting them from the web, but I can still see them on my phone. I also tried several web services but nothing ...
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How to download Twitter Direct Messages

I am trying to figure out how to download old Twitter DM's from the past few months. I did a Contaxio sync but the CSV file does not seem to contain any DM's at all. I tried to build a Twitter app ...
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Keep track of people I unfollow on Twitter?

I'm looking for a tool that allows me to keep track of people I unfollow on Twitter. I regularly look for Twitter users that might be interested in my Twitter accounts (I use specific keywords to ...
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Are there software (Web App or otherwise) that will allow me to view all my Twitter posts and and select which ones I would like to delete? [closed]

With Twitter's web UI, it is very hard to see all my Twitter posts/tweets, especially the oldest ones. I have to manually scroll down until the bottom and wait for Twitter to load the next set of ...
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How to search someone else’s old tweets?

I have been trying to search few users’ old tweets, old tweets as 6K back but after trying all websites, I can just track 3200 tweets not more. Anyone who can help me how to find them?
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How can I backup all of my tweets?

Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?