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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What is Twitter.rs ? Is it the same as Twitter.com?

I accidentally came across twitter.rs while googling. Is it the same as twitter.com? What is the purpose of it? What does .rs stand for?
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Hide my Twitter followers

For privacy reasons, I don't want everyone to be able to see who follows me on Twitter. How to do? I am OK with removing all of my followers if it is the only solution, but I hope there are more ...
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How can I quickly populate a twitter list with selections from my main follow list?

I'm trying to populate a new twitter list based on people who I follow and actually know in real life, which is a subset of the 700 that I follow overall. Having created the list, I'm finding it ...
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Get the links to the status updates on Facebook and Twitter?

I want to give a link to a status update of me to others. Is there any way to get that link to each status update on Facebook and Twitter?
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Subscribing to twitter updates from Google Reader [closed]

I asked a similar question here and found a workaround for what I wanted. The work around was subscribing to the RSS feed for each individual twitter page. This has worked acceptably for awhile, but ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How real time are Twitter search API results

I'm wondering how "real-time" are the results from http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q= can't find any clear indication on that from Twitter. I mean is there a guaranteed lag time? Thanks
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Automated posting between Twitter and Facebook

If I automate posting from Facebook to Twitter, and from Twitter to Facebook, will I end up in an infinite loop or are the apps intelligent enough to recognise an automated post and not start bouncing ...
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Since when I've been following a user on Twitter?

Is there a way to find out how long I've been following a specific user on Twitter? There is no info about that on my following list.
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Twitter Tweet Button don't use built in URL Shortener?

I am using the following code to generate a Tweet Button on my site. <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-url="http://mysite.com/asdf" data-text="Description about ...
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Keyboard navigation support on Twitter

Does Twitter have support for keyboard navigation? I've managed to guess j and k for going up and down tweets, but I don't know any others. Are there keys for actions like refreshing tweets (not F5), ...
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Offical Twitter iPhone App & Bit.Ly Pro [closed]

I have a bit.ly pro account with my own custom short domain setup. Can anyone tell me how I can use my custom short domain as my custom URL shortner for the the Official Twitter App for iPhone? I ...
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Is there a barebones application for posting to Twitter and Facebook without seeing your update stream?

I am looking for a Web Application where I can post to Twitter and Facebook, but not see the updates from the people I follow. The stream is very distracting, sometimes I need to go make some ...
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How to reply to a Twitter conversation via email?

Is there a solution that makes it possible to reply to a Twitter conversation using email? Ideally, I would like to directly respond to the email notifications as shown below:
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How to remove my phone number from someone else's twitter account

This is the closest stack exchange site to what I need, so please bear with me if this is not exactly the right forum for this question. I got a new phone number, and I am receiving dozens of twitter ...
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Recover deleted Direct Messages

Is there a way to retrieve direct messages that I've deleted from my Twitter account? I have tried downloading my Twitter archive, but I'm having difficulty discerning whether the deleted messages ...
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Why Twitter's favicon goes randomly black?

I noticed that for the last couple of days the Twitter's favicon goes randomly black (and I'm not the only one). Is there any reason?
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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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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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How do I do a Redo after Undo (Ctrl+Z) in Twitter's tweet compose box?

Normally, Ctrl+Y would "undo the undo" and put me back where I was. But in Twitter's compose tweet dialog box, Ctrl+Y does nothing. This is on PC, Linux, Chromium browser.
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Monitor keywords from my Twitter contacts

I know it is possible to subscribe to keywords searches by saving them within Twitter's app as a saved search. There doesn't seem to be a way to get notified by email of these searches nor scope the ...
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Is there a service that shows you the favorite tweets of the people you follow? [closed]

I'm looking for something like Stellar but already populated with the people I'm following.
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Does the Twitter-API support the ability to search your own home timeline?

A few months ago, Erik Michaels-Ober asked for: Search APIs that can be scoped to a particular user's timeline. For example, I frequently want to search only the Tweets that appeared within my ...
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Twitter Background Image

I want to upload a custom background for my twitter profile, but when ever I select a new image from my computer and click save it just says waiting for twitter shows a blank page ...
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View Twitter feed without seeing @ replies?

There were a number of sites out there that did this via Yahoo Pipes - such as noReplies Now that it appears that Yahoo Pipes is banned from accessing Twitter data, are there any other options? I'd ...
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find tweets about me

On a public website with twitter integration, I've uploaded a video. The users have re-tweeted my video and I'll like to know what is their comment about. I've searched on Twitter.com using the ...
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Tracking conversations in twitter

I am not a hardcore Twitter user but this sounds like a stupid question. In Twitter there seem to be no way to track where conversations start. I can only see that @replyto, leading me to the user ...
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How to Tweet by Proxy?

I was looking at the Home Depot Twitter Account ( http://twitter.com/homedepot ) and I noticed that its tweets are tagged as follows: about 2 hours ago via web by sarahsambuca How can I achieve ...
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Cannot follow anyone on Twitter (limit not achieved)

I created an account on Twitter, activated it using my phone, confirmed the E-mail address, and then in the settings I removed the phone number (I don't want it to be there). The account looks fine, ...
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How to get Twitter followers date wise

I have to find the number of Twitter followers date wise, like number of followers 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks ago. I have tried on https://dev.twitter.com/rest/tools/console, but it is not accepting ...
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My Twitter account still on another iPhone

Okay so my very nosy cousin, I trusted with my Twitter account. She would tweet things I did not like and look through my things. I was fed up and told her to delete my account. She showed me that she ...
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How can I get ifttt to do automatic retweets that are formatted correctly?

I am trying to set up a recipe in ifttt.com to retweet everything from account samplesourceuser to account sampletargetuser (I have control over both accounts, names have been redacted of course). The ...
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Why do I see tweets of people I don't follow?

These are not retweets. What I'm seeing is tweets of people who follow people I follow. For example if I follow John Doe I'll see a tweet from someone who follows John Doe too. At the top of the tweet ...
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Is there anything I can do to make tweets not appear “automated”?

I have a private, protected twitter feed which I use to test images before they are tweeted to a corporate Twitter account, to make sure they will appear as intended (for example, checking that ...
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How can I view all (most recent) tweets directed at a particular user?

There is a writer who recently wrote an article for Slate. People are responding to him on Twitter. But I don't know how to see all their tweets. The Twitter user is: ...
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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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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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TweetDeck still displays blocked users in tag search column results, how to fix?

Using the TweetDeck web interface at https://web.tweetdeck.com/ I have a column that displays the search results for #vmware. I have @thepingdoctor blocked for mindlessly spamming ads in Twitter ...
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My reply to a tweet doesn't appear below the original tweet when it's expanded

I reply to somebody's tweets, (clicking the reply link below the original tweet), then when this tweet is expanded I see replies from other people who posted before and after me but not mine. My ...
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How can I search within someone's Twitter followers?

I'm trying to find all users that describe themselves as a "professor" within their Twitter profiles, but only if they follow certain accounts. I've looked at Tweet Reports but I believe this tool ...
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See other Twitter users’ timelines

Is the "See Other Users’ Timelines" feature still available in the "new Twitter"? In the Mashable write up, "Twitter Lets You See Other Users' Timelines", they show this Twitter feature where you can ...
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Request IP logs from Twitter

According to the privacy section at Twitter, it seems that the IPs used for access are logged Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages ...
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Search for “google+” on Twitter without regular “google” in results

How do you search for "google+" on Twitter without results also showing the form without the plus sign (+)? I want to search for the literal google+ on Twitter. Unfortunately, the plus gets encoded ...
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Using Twitter advanced search to find users that match certain criteria

Is it possible to use Twitter's advanced search function (or something else) to find people that tweet about a certain topic regularly, or that match a certain criteria? For example, I'm looking for ...
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Limit Twitter Search to a particular list [duplicate]

I'd like to specify a Twitter list to search for a specified hash tag. Searching by a hash tag is easy: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23geocamsu will search all of Twitter for the #geocamsu ...
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Is there a list of the services compatible with New Twitter’s sidebar?

Services like yfrog, YouTube, and gist.github.com can be displayed in the right sidebar of New Twitter, if a user includes a link to them in a tweet. Is there a place where I can see a list of the ...