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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 tried last night from my ipad when I saw a news programme I wanted to comment on but did not know how.

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how to reply to people I dont follow

In the same way you reply to someone you do follow. Find the tweet you want to reply to and hit the [Reply] link below.

To arbitrarily mention someone in a tweet (ie. send them a public message, without replying to a specific tweet) then use the at-sign @ followed by the recipients twitter ID.

@newsprogramme I strongly disagree with your report on the abc!

@replies and @mentions are really the same thing, except @replies record the conversation thread.

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