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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My tweets are not showing up in other people's mentions

My replies are not showing up in other people's mentions. I tried tweeting several friends, my other accounts but my tweets just won't appear in their mentions? They do appear on my own Twitter page. ...
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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
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How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
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How do you find a Twitter RSS feed?

Given a Twitter username, where do you find the RSS feed for that user?
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Looking for responses to one specific tweet

Is there any way to: given a tweet, view all its replies? I would prefer to do it from twitter.com, but if there is any other 3rd party service that helps, it's acceptable.
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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?
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How do I see who Retweeted my tweets?

Twitter now has an 'activity' tab where the 'retweets' tab used to be. How can I find out which of my tweets have been retweeted, and by whom?
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How to find the exact time a tweet was tweeted

So on the Twitter website, underneath the post there's a timestamp, but it's not very specific - it will just say something like Jul 10, or 11 hours ago or something like that. Is there any way to ...
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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 search within a Twitter list?

That is, I have created a Twitter list with some 100 members and would like to search for a particular word within all users of the list.
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Is there a website which extracts all links posted by twitter friends and provides a Atom/RSS feed? [closed]

I'm searching a Website/Service which monitors all people I follow and extracts the links posted by them. Ideally it unshortens Shortlinks and provides an Atom or RSS feed for the entries. (redirect ...
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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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Scheduling a bunch of tweets at regular intervals

I'd like to schedule a big load of tweets so that they go one after the other at regular intervals (say, about 2 hours). I've seen some sites (like twuffer.com) that allow you to schedule tweets, but ...
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Is it possible to make a link for a specific Twitter post?

I want to share a specific Twitter post to my friend. For that I need to make a link for that post. How can I do that?
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Send updates from Google Plus to Twitter / Facebook

Is there any way to post Google+ status updates to Twitter / Facebook?
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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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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 my tweet is not appearing on the timeline of the person I am following?

I have tried tweeting someone I follow couple of times. My tweets appear on my profile but when I look at the other person's timeline, my tweet is not there. I am following him but he is not ...
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Any alternatives for Twitter RSS after native service is shut down? [closed]

Twitter's RSS feeds used to be in the form https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss; then they moved to https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=username. ...
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How can I throttle an over talkative person I'm following on Twitter without unfollowing?

In my stream of people I'm following usually one person tweets way more often than everyone else. How can I restrict the feed to show just a representative sample, or a maximum number of tweets per ...
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How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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Alternatives to Twitter [closed]

I am looking for alternatives to Twitter. In particular, the annoyances I am looking to fix are: Twitter does conversations really poorly. The replies aren't grouped with the messages they are ...
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Twitter RSS feed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you find a Twitter RSS feed? How can you get an RSS feed of your own tweets from Twitter? The official Twitter page says they no longer support it. What third-party ...
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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How can I find out if X follow Y on Twitter?

What web application can I use to find if a user is following another one, on Twitter? Update: I found http://twitter-follow.appspot.com/ to be the one that suits my taste. Warning: We've had flags ...
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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 updates)....
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How do I download a complete list of followers for a Twitter account?

There's an existing Twitter account with 500,000 followers. How do I download a complete list of followers for a Twitter account of that size?
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What does 'MT' mean in Twitter?

I keep seeing 'MT' used in much the same way that 'RT' is frequently used. What is the difference? Should I be using 'MT'?
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How to hide a spammy mention on Twitter?

On the Twitter > @Mentions tab, is it possible to hide a spammy mention there? I got some unnecessary mentions from unknown Twitter users (I'm suspicious it's not even a person), its tweet is ...
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Is there a Wordpress plugin that will tweet when a scheduled post is posted? [closed]

I know there are tons of Twitter/Wordpress plugins out there, but so far I have not been able to get one to do what I need. I have lots of scheduled posts. When a scheduled post goes like, I would ...
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Is there any way to follow a specific hashtag?

I want to follow a hashtag on Twitter. I know that Twitter doesn't allow you to do it directly, and I tried to find special services without any success. Do you know how I can follow Twitter ...
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What happens when I block someone on Twitter?

What happens when I block someone on Twitter? Do they get notified about the block? Won't they see me in future searches? What's the deal?
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Where did the Twitter Profile RSS Feed go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you find a Twitter RSS feed? I can't find my Twitter Profile RSS feed (icon) on the "new Twitter" =) Can anyone find it? Or tell me how to get the feed url for my ...
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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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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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Is there an app with a historical archive of twitter messages for a specific hashtag? [closed]

Is there a web application that lets me watch and search the history of a hashtag on twitter from the last year? The twitter service only seems to have history of around a month.
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Follow users by criteria on Twitter

Keeping in mind Twitter's Following rules and best practices, I've tried Crowdfireapp's Keyword follow and I find it very powerful because: I can easily list many users whose profile or tweets match ...
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Search for a specific word in all tweets for a given Twitter account

Given a particular Twitter profile, that contains tens of thousands of tweets, what is the best approach for: a) downloading the text (with date) of all tweets and/or b) search for a specific word ...
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How to set URL or domain as Twitter's username?

I have a quite similar question to this one, only this time concerning Twitter and user name, not URL. Situation is nearly exactly the same. I have created my first Twitter account in the beginning ...
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How can I turn off Retweets from persons I am following?

I like (most of) the people I follow. But some of them just Retweet a bunch of noise. Is there an option in Twitter to turn off these Retweets ? I already can I see the top Retweets in the sidebar so ...
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Import from Twitter to Google Plus

I know that you can import from Facebook to Yahoo, and from Yahoo to Google+, but is there any way yet of importing followers and following to Google+ from Twitter?
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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: Easy way to unfollow users not also following me?

On Twitter, is there an easy way to unfollow users not also following me – or at least get a list of such users I'm following where there isn't reciprocation?
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How can I delete all my direct messages at once in Twitter?

How do I delete all my Twitter direct messages in one go without having to click the delete button for each message?
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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 vs. identi.ca [closed]

Twitter is the largest site of its type, and I see there's a bunch of alternatives. What I'm more interested in is a comparison with identi.ca by those who have used both. PS: The latter's appeal for ...
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Erasing all tweets from a Twitter account

I've been asked to take care of a Twitter account. And now I've got to erase all of over 3,000 tweets. And I've been looking for tools that might help me out with this bulk/mass erase of tweets. ...
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Why is my tweet not appearing, and when might it appear?

I signed up to Twitter and tweeted somebody. It has now been 47min since the tweet and I've been checking the profile of the person I've tweeted, but the tweet has not appeared. What is happening?
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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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Why can't I see my own tweets under “discover”

I thought Twitter was a platform designed to focus on topics where users can easily participate in using hashtags. I placed a hashtag in my first couple of tweets, and when I click it to show the ...