If people are following me, but I'm not following them back, do their tweets show up on my Twitter timeline?

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The only way Tweets turn up in your timeline is if someone you are following Tweets or retweets.

If someone is following you then your Tweets show up in their timeline - not the other way round.

Tweets from people you're not following will turn up in your timeline if they mention you (@Lucy) - but with the latest reorganisation of the Twitter web interface they'll probably only appear on the @connect tab.

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    Oh okay, so does that mean any celebrities I'm following (that aren't following me back) , can't see my tweets unless I mention them?
    – Lucy
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 22:44
  • @Lucy - That's right.
    – ChrisF
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 22:45
  • Oh right okay, thank you for your help :)
    – Lucy
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 22:47
  • There is a good article on Twitter's Support site called Twitter Basics Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 2:10
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    @Lucy If the answer helped you.. You should mark it as correct so others will learn as well
    – Lipis
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 8:10

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