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 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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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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Can someone (employee/freelancer) steal a Twitter account if you give them the password?

How do you handle hiring someone to make tweets for your company but also keep the account secure?
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How to provide limited control to non-account owners in Twitter

I want to provide an external freelancer access to our corporate Twitter account, without giving that person the option to hijack the account. Sort of like the page managers function in Facebook, ...
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How to add a Twitter account, not mine, to a Facebook account

I have an Admin account on a village Facebook account. Someone has created a Twitter account also for the village. They have suggested that the Twitter posts can be seen on our Facebook page. Is this ...
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Accidentally favourited a tweet

I'm a Twitter private user. I accidentally favourited a guy’s tweet. I immediately un-favourited and then I blocked the guy. I know he will still receive the email. My question is: the email will ...
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My Tweets are not being received by the person concerned

When I specifically tweet to a person B or tweet a pic mentioning the person's Twitter id (@id) the person B is not receiving my tweets in his home page unless the person follows me. When I ...
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How do you send a tweet?

My granddaughter set me up with a Twitter account. I know how to read tweets from people I follow. I do not know how to reply to people I dont follow but would like to comment on a # comment. I ...
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Some images show automatically on the Twitter timeline, others do not

I've noticed that sometimes pictures from people I follow display in the timeline, and other times they don't and need to be "expanded". How does the algorithm work to pick out which images to show ...
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How do I add a device to my Twitter account?

My carrier (T-Mobile, UK) is not on the list of carriers that Twitter supports. So I attempted to add my phone using SMS. It looks like it was successful (I received an email suggesting that Twitter ...
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How to post long URL in Twitpic? URL does not get shortened in input field, so too many characters

I want to tweet an image accompanied with a caption that includes a long URL (93 characters). Unfortunately, the URL does not get shortened, so there are not enough characters left to write a ...
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Is there a way to filter out retweets?

Too many people are retweeting to the point that I get sick of reading the same stuff again and again. How can I filter out retweets?
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Can people know you read their tweets even if you don't favorite or retweet them?

So I know you can tell someone is stalking you if they accidently favorite your tweet even though they don't follow you, but are there other ways you can tell? Like with an IP address? Or something ...
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What's the process for taking over a twitter handle from someone who has agreed to give it to you?

NOTE: this is not a question about how to make someone give you a name you own or to kick someone off a name they're not using. If you already have a twitter account, and you convince someone else ...
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Is detailed audit of Twitter account activity possible?

I maintain a mildly popular Twitter account that's mostly passive (schedules regular updates), hence barely follows anyone. Recently I've noticed strange activity: my account started following people ...
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Can't access Twitter using MobileTor on iPhone [closed]

Twitter is blocked in my country so I need something like Tor to pass the filtering. I have installed mobileTor (the version of Tor compatible with iOS) for this purpose, but the Twitter app tells me ...
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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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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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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?