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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The tweet will not appear on their profile but in their mentions when they login (this will not be visible to you) The tweet's location in "Twitter space" is in your profile

Here I sent a tweet to someone

@Mention to @Drake

Here is their profile

@Drake's Twitter Profile

If the user replied it would show in their profile

  • So are tweets private until replied to? So any tweet on a profile is going to be either a tweet from somebody else's profile that is retweeted, or a tweet that has been replied to, is that right?
    – barlop
    Oct 7, 2012 at 19:43
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    No, tweets are public. A tweet from a user to another user doesn't push that tweet to the receiver's profile. It remains on the sender's profile. Replying to a tweet is a tweet in itself which means the reply will show up on the receiver end.
    – phwd
    Oct 7, 2012 at 21:05
  • And the dot at the start of a tweet, that's so it appears on the main screen of the sender, right? (rather than the replies screen)?
    – barlop
    Aug 30, 2015 at 17:49
  • @barlop yes that's correct
    – phwd
    Aug 31, 2015 at 15:58

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