Thursday, December 31, 2015

Who can see your "replies" & "mentions" in their home page "tweets" feed?

The rule of thumb on who among your followers will receive your replies and mentions, in their home page "tweets" feed, is this:

1. If the very first character in your tweet is a @, then the tweet can only be seen by (a) the recipient and (b) any of your followers who are also following the recipient.

2. If the first @ is preceded by anything, even a single character, then the tweet can be seen by all your followers.

This distinction has no real logic to it, since the following forms of a reply are synonymous and of equal validity:

[a] Dear @RayBeckerman I enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
[b] I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, @RayBeckerman
[c] @RayBeckerman I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
[d] I'll tell you, @RayBeckerman I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

But they are treated differently. (c) will be visible only to those of your followers who also follow @RayBeckerman (So if you have a follower who loves you, loves Rosetta Tharpe, and can't stand or never heard of @RayBeckerman, that person will miss out on seeing your tweet.)

(a), (b), and (d) will be visible to all of your followers.

This distinction comes about only because of an historical anomaly.

Once upon a time Twitter offered an option in "settings" on how to treat replies and mentions [in those days they were all called replies, even if they weren't replying to anything]. You could elect to see all replies and mentions, or only those which were addressed to people you were following.

One day, in an effort to save bandwidth, Twitter -- without telling us -- removed that option, and prevented us from seeing any replies or mentions unless the person to whom they were addressed was also being followed by us.

When people became aware that many, sometimes most, of the tweets they'd been reading were now unavailable to them, and that they were unable to see conversations, there was a great uproar... for a lot of reasons. [E.g., (1) you were missing a lot, maybe even most, tweets of people you were following (2) it's much more meaningful to hear both sides of a conversation than just one side (3) for many of us, these conversations were a primary means of expanding our social circle in Twitter, since they offered a way of meeting people known to our friends, but not yet known to us; i.e. they served as 'social' introductions (See examples below).]

In order to satisfy our complaints, Twitter narrowed its definition of "replies" to tweets that begin with a @. We continued to be unable to see those unless we were following the recipient as well as the sender.

But if the @ appeared anywhere other than as the first character, we could see it, since it was no longer classified as a "reply".

So while the viewer or follower can no longer elect to see all of the sender's replies and mentions, the sender has it within his or her power to control which of his or her replies and mentions will be visible to all of his or her followers.

If you've ever wondered why some people will start a tweet with a "." or a ">", now you know why.

(By the way, this blog post is not about whether something is invisible to you if you were to visit the twitter.com profile page of the person tweeting; it's just about whether the tweet turns up in your own "tweets" feed on your  homepage)

* [example 1: A, whom I follow, and I, are both interested in healthcare reform. One day I see A engaged in a conversation with B about healthcare reform. I might start following B at that point, knowing that (a) B is someone who is also interested in healthcare reform, and (b) B is someone who is valued and respected by my friend A. But if I never saw the tweet, I would never even know B] [example 2: A, whom I follow, has tweeted about an exhibition of an artist whose work I like. I then see A thanking someone named B for retweeting about that art exhibition. I know that B is someone who (a) probably shares my admiration for that particular artist, and (b) is someone who values and respects my friend A. But if I'd never seen the tweet, I would never know of B's existence] [example 3: I love giving my friend A a hard time. One day I see A engaged in a conversation with his friend B, who is also giving him a hard time. I might follow B, so we can both give A a hard time together :)].

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109 comments:

  1. Nice post..Before reading this i have a lot of doubt abt da mentions and who wil see it and who wil not..now i got clear cut idea about dat..Thanks for sharing ..

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  2. Hello Ray,

    Thks very much for your explanations about how to use twitter...I am a newbie, and I learned a lot from you...

    kind regards,

    Djan Leal (Santnamor2013)

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  3. Nicely done...I'll pass this on to some people I am working with that still don't get Twitter...

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  4. Thanks Ray - very informative.

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  5. Thanks for furthering my Tweet education.

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  6. Thanks Ray. Really cleared up my confusion. Very nice explained :)

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  7. Is there a way for us to make sure the recipient's entire following sees our replies as well?

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  8. Dear Jaqrat:

    Of course not. They're following him, not you.

    That would be spam.

    E.g., if you could send something to Lady Gaga, and be assured that all of her 6 million followers had to see it, that would be spam in the extreme. They're there to see Lady Gaga's tweets not yours.

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    1. Now see that's where I'm confused. My celebrity may not have as many followers as Gaga and we want to talk to each other and the celeb together. I want to know what the celeb is answering and I want to hear the fans comment about my question to the celeb as well. I never see my tweets on the celeb (news, tv show) board. I never feel like I'm part of ANY conversation. Basically I come to twitter once in 3 months because its so unfulfilling.

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    2. If you want to see what the celebrity is saying in replies, you'll have to go to their profile page and read it.

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  9. Ray,
    what a great explanation of the twitter replies. i am now understanding why the new twitter app (ipad) forces ridiculous quotations when RT and adding comment. i resent the two extra "" taking space but by doing this twitter allows broader distribution of RT.

    as an aside - you just invested in me and my young stock (e)SOCWSDM and I am just thrilled todiscover your thoughtful content. thank-you
    @ldillonschalk

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  10. Why thank you, Laurie... or should I call you Social Wisdom? I can see I made a great *investment* Aren't I shrewd?

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  11. if someone mention me, my followers can see that mention too??

    example: @ronny87 is so amazing

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  12. Step 2 has confused some people. A change in wording might be:

    "If the @ at the beginning of your tweet is preceded by any other character"

    When you say

    "or @'s are preceded by any other character"

    it implies that @'s in places other than the beginning of the tweet can be modified to change the tweet behavior (I've had two questions about this today from readers of your post).

    I've also seem people start putting periods (".") in front of all their @'s in confusion.

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  13. But your formulation -- "If the @ at the beginning of your tweet is preceded by any other character" -- doesn't seem logical to me.

    If it's preceded by any other character, then it's not at the beginning of the tweet.

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  14. OK I reworded it. Hope that helps.

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  15. Hey Ray,

    Your first rule is not correct. You say...

    "If the very first character in your tweet is a @, then the tweet can only be seen by (a) the recipient and (b) any of your followers who are also following the recipient."

    The way you word this makes it sound like people might have some privacy when they tweet starting with "@" but any tweet that is not a direct message can be seen by ANYONE even if it doesn't show up on their timeline when they login. if they click on your profile, they will able to see EVERYTHING, even posts that start with "@"

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  16. HI Ray - you can see all of someone's tweets if you pull up their twitter page or do a 'search' on their name that will display all mentions to and from that person, unless an account on either end is restricted/locked by a user. On tweetdeck, you can create a search column or a mentions column and you will see all mentions for that tweetname, one will be direct mentions prefaced with '@', the other is Any combination of the name. I use this to catch up on tweets, and to see if new follows are someone I should follow back, whether they are legitimate or their topics are in-line with my interests or to see their patterns of tweeting - ie: supertweeter who is going to blow all of my not-yet-read tweets off of the screen before I have a chance to read them.

    I also use it to track down information/links for a certain topic or name in the news. Any tweet on it will all be laid out all in a row.

    I have noticed Many people forget to preface their 'general' comments with '@' when leading with a mention of a tweeter, and the tweet dies a quick death on the information highway...and they wondered why noone RT'd it.

    : )

    signed,
    anonymous info

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  17. My Typo - Preface their comments with a '.'...not a '@'....

    signed,
    anon info

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  18. Thanks, Ray! Great work. Much improved over my suggestion :)

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  19. The article is only about what you will see in your "home" or "all friends" feed, not what you can see if you go to someone's page or do searches.

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  20. Great post, I talked about this recently on my blog. I cringe whenever I see someone say "hi @name..." (when it's meant to be personal) and "@name is..." (when it's meant to be an announcement). Granted it's not obvious, but people should be able to work it out based on what they can/cannot see the @mentions of the people they're following.

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  21. Once I got used to this quirky thing, I started to love this. For ex, during twitter chats, I just put @all or @null preceding my tweets with the chat hashtag, so that none of my followers will get the tweet and only those following the chat will get that message. This will allow me to not spam my followers during chats.

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  22. Thanks for this information. I actually got this page when googling my real question, which is "who can see who I am following and who is following me?" It must be too simple for anyone to address, because I cannot find the answer anywhere. If someone looks for my name on twitter, and finds me, will they for sure my followers and who I am following? I'll pose the question here because of the knowledge displayed on the "replies" topic. Sorry for not staying on topic.

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  23. Barbara, information as to who is following you and who you are following is totally public. E.g., it can be found out on http://doesfollow.com

    For a list, one need only look through your "following" and "followers" lists, on your profile page.

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  24. Thanks for the additional good information.

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  25. Actually, this answers another question--so, the twitter profile is always public, right?

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  26. Yes, Twitter profile is always public.

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  27. Is there anyway to completely hide my tweets to others from my profile and such that it doesnt turn up on the feeds of my Followers at all?
    ie: lets say I want to thank a friend for the cake, but dont want others to know she gave me cake (favoritism, etc!). If I delete it from my profile, will she still be able to read it in hers, and that way only she can see the tweet? Or instead of deleting, is there a way I can make all my @mentions private, only between me and the other person?

    - Mickey

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  28. Dear Anonymous Mickey

    I think the answer is no to all of your questions. And I think twitter is the wrong place for you if you want privacy.

    The only way to have a message on Twitter which isn't public at all, is by direct message.

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  29. Hi Ray, your reply to Jaqrat regarding the spam potential of replying to Lady Gaga makes a lot of sense. But I still don't understand what action Gaga (for example) takes to make a reply visible to all. Celebrities clearly do have that option!

    Craig

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  30. Lady Gaga can retweet it if she wants to make it visible to all her followers.

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  31. i know this is a who can see my mentions thing but im curiouse as to how i can see all my mentions as ive had twitter for over a year now and i cant see my very first mention

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  32. Hi Katherine. I'm not aware of there being a way.

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  33. Only two tweets are shown, then there is a message saying No further tweets are available.

    Why do you think this is?

    EF

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  34. I am still totally confused by all this. I tweet only news stories on my twitter, but the odd time I send a personal tweet to someone who doesn't follow me (else I would send a direct message to them).

    So if I send a personal tweet/reply such as...

    @personsname Hello there. Nice seeing you last night.

    ... everybody on MY follower list can see it.

    So it appears I am back at square one again trying to figure out if my so-called personal tweets are being viewed by all my followers.

    According to what your blog post says, only my followers who follow that person will see it. But that is not the case, ALL my followers can see it. I found this out by creating a fake account and following myself.

    Please clarify. Your blog post is 2 years old, perhaps something has changed?

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    1. Sorry Anonymous, you're dead wrong. I just checked it out today -- July 24, 2012 -- and it still works as I described.

      If it's a reply with nothing before the account name, and you're not following both the sender and the recipient, it will not be visible in your home feed.

      If @Anonymous tweets:

      @personsname Hello there. Nice seeing you last night.

      Only people following both @Anonymous and @personsname will see it in their "home" or "all friends" stream.

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    2. Anonymous, maybe you don't know what I mean by your home feed. On your home page you have a feed of all the tweets of people you're following. A pure reply like that, with nothing before the account name, will not appear in that feed if you're not also following the recipient.

      Maybe you're going to your own profile page and seeing it there.

      I never said it was invisible. I said it was invisible in peoples' "home" or "all friends" fees.

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  36. I have a question: so I follow person A and I post replies to this person...when I check A's profile, I don't see my reply ('A' doesn't follow me). I was guessing it's because A doesn't follow me, I won't be able to see my replies, but I see other's replies showing on A's profile knowing that person A doesn't follow them...do anybody know why?
    Thanks!

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  37. Sorry Anonymous but you're confused. When you post a reply it shows up in your profile, not anybody else's.

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    1. Ray -- I'm also confused about whether the recipient can see my reply to their tweet. I am following a celebrity, who is not following me. When I hit reply, a box comes up with the following at the beginning: "@celebrityname" and then I type in my reply message (right after"@celebrityname") and then hit send. When I go to the celebrity's Twitter home page, I do not see my reply to their tweet (but I do see my reply in my home page), but see other people's reply tweets (I'm guessing that the celebrity is following them back). If the celebrity cannot see my reply, do I type in my reply message before "@celebrityname" or should I just delete "@celebrityname" entirely and then type in my reply message?

      Thanks,
      CR

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    2. The celebrity can see your reply.

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    3. Ray -- Thanks for your concise answer to my question. Just want you to know that before I came across your blog, I had spent a considerable amount of time trying to find this information on the internet. I first tried the Help section on Twitter with no luck, then I tried to research this on Google, again with no luck. I appreciate you taking the time for this. So very generous of you.

      CR

      P.S. I may have a few more questions later on, but I am set for now.

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  38. Hi ray,

    What if my account is private and I replied to someone wjo doesn't follow me. Will he/she see my tweet to him/her?

    Thanks!
    Pam

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  39. Yes, but I don't think you should be sending replies to people who can't follow you. How would you like it if someone did that to you?

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    1. A reason that somebody might send a reply to someone that can't follow them is if it is a celebrity and they ask their fans a question and you answer.

      That's why I was looking up who can see your mentions/replies.

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  40. I sent a tweet about a company that I was unhappy with, but when I go to their twitter page, my tweet doesn't appear on their "feed"...how come?

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  41. You can't put something in someone else's "feed". If you could I wouldn't want to be on twitter.

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  42. Sorry, I do not understand, and I am wondering, that I can google only the question, but no real answer:


    1. I am following @DoroBaer, who is a member of the parliament in Germany

    2. When I open (expand) on my PC tweets of @DoroBaer I can see e.g. a reply (?) of @JulianMuetsch

    3. @JulianMuetsch is following @DoroBaer

    4. @DoroBaer is not following @JulianMuetsch

    5. I am following @DoroBaer

    6. @DoroBaer is not following me

    7. I am not following @JulianMuetsch

    8. But my replies to @DoroBaer are invisible

    Why?

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  43. Sorry, Anonymous. I don't understand your questions.

    This blog post is about what will be seen by people in their own "home" page "tweets" feed. It's not about anything else.


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  44. Ray, if you get a chance, I'd like to see a post about Anonymous@2012-08-26-06:58's question. Here's an example:

    https://twitter.com/neiltyson/statuses/240503966100758528

    I can see five replies - none are from people I follow. I know there's at least one more reply that isn't visible, since I sent it.

    My suspicion is that those replies were sent as .@name, but the . isn't visible. But this 'unseen yet seen' behavior is a bit confusing.

    Thanks,
    jd

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  45. Dear Anonymous jd... you're not paying attention. As I said to the previous Anonymous, my article only relates ONLY TO YOUR OWN "HOME" PAGE "TWEETS" FEED. It does NOT... repeat does NOT... relate to what you see when you look at someone else's profile page.

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  46. Ray - I know. I was hoping you'd direct your expertise to other mysteries of the twitterverse, maybe in a future article. There seem to be a number of unstated rules in the system.

    Thanks,
    jd

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  47. hi my account is not protected but just my followers can see my tweets,and i cant replay to the one that dosnet follow me!what can i do?

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  48. Dear Sisi

    People who follow you can see your tweets in their "Tweets" column on their home page.

    You can't force yourself on people who don't follow you.

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  49. Does some of this confusion have to do with whether or not the tweets are "protected?" I have been replying to some sports figures whom I follow, but now after reading more about how it all works, I realize they are not seeing what I tweet, as I have my tweets protected, and obviously the star athlete is not following me. Is it correct that if I reply to @starname, they do not see my tweet if my tweets are protected?

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  50. Dear Barbara
    No it has nothing to do with that. If you reply to a celebrity, the celebrity will see it if they care to read their mentions column.

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  51. Okay, well I am now really confused, as I just today read this on the twitter help page:
    @replies you send to people who aren't following you will not be seen by those users (because you have not given them permission to see your Tweets). Help?

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  52. You are mixing up the subject of my article -- which is what people see in their "tweets" stream -- with what people see in their "replies" or "mentions" stream.

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  53. Ah, okay, I am mixing it up. I am new to twitter and just always keep mine on whatever shows up when I choose "Home." Guess I don't know enough to even ask an intelligent question! Sorry...

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  54. Sam Confused as usualOctober 16, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    Hi Ray, I just read this but I have to ask to be 100% clear lol. So to save bandwith Twitter removed the option where if I wrote a tweet to @whatever123 I could then go onto @whatever123's Twitter profile & see my tweet?? :) Thanks ��

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  55. Dear Sam:

    1. Your question is off topic; this blog post is about what you can see in your own tweets stream.

    2. Twitter is NOT Facebook, you can't see YOUR stuff on SOMEONE ELSE's page.

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  56. so my understandings if my profile has protected tweets, and i reply to a celebrity, they can see it, but can they reply back to you if your tweets are protected?
    im not sure if you would know, i could not find the answer to this anywhere on google.
    and sorry if someone has already asked this, i red through most of the comments, could have missed it.

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  57. Yes they can see your replies in their "mentions" column.

    And yes they can reply back even if your tweets are "protected".

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  58. thanks for answering, it is very appreciated. take care :)

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  59. Ray, thanks for such an enlightening page. Really helpful! No questions. Cheers Kirsten

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  60. I'm replying to celeb comments I can see my reply on my page & timeline but when I tap that celebs comment I don't see it but I see other fans reply and that celeb is not following none of us just us following them what am I doing wrong help if u can

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  61. Hi I want to know if my account is protected can the people I follow and don't follow me back receive my tweets, can they see them? It used to work this way but a couple of days ago I started to notice that maybe not any more? What happened, why are they doing this to us, it makes no sense. Help please. I need to have the certainty that what I @ mention to someone is received. Can some do because they are verified and others can't? I have no clue what's going on, please help!

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  62. Dear Anonymous, I have no idea what you're asking. How could I know if your account is protected or not? I don't even know who you are.

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  63. Hi Ray thanks for the follow up, like your blog, my name is Mary by the way. Ok let me rephrased my question. My account is indeed protected, that's not what I'm asking. This is my question: Can verified people on Twitter see mentions directed to them from a protected account, even if they don't follow me? And can people in general receive the mentions from a protected account or only the verified accounts? You see I ask because I'm not sure, there are a lot of divided opinions. Some say yes, some say no. And the weird thing is that although my account is protected, every time I tweet @ directly to someone, a little dialog window appears and says 'your tweet @jondoe (for example) has been sent'. So it is confusing. What do you know about the matter, please share. I need some clarity, because if my tweets are not been received by people that don't follow me say celebs I need to know so I stop wasting my time sending ghost tweets. I'm not on twitter to get followers or communicate with family there are other platforms more effective to do this. I'm on twitter to give feedback to famous people I like, but do it without having the world picking on my brain, that's why I have a protected account. Thanks a lot!

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  64. Hi Mary

    1. Anyone on Twitter will see in their mentions column mentions directed to them. It doesn't matter if they're "verified" or if the sender is "protected" or if the recipient follows the sender.

    2. No people in general do not see tweets of a protected account.

    3. Being "verified" has nothing to do with what can be seen or not seen.

    4. As I have advised people repeatedly, tweeting at celebrities is usually a waste of your time on Twitter. Yes they are receiving your 'mentions' of them, but they are usually not reading them, so you are wasting your time.

    5. If you are really here just to give your feedback to famous people who don't care whether you're alive or dead, continue doing exactly what you are doing... keep your account 'protected' and send 'mentions' to celebrities.

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  65. Mary here! Thanks a lot Ray you are a really god blogger. I know they don't care about a nobody like me. But I wanted to have it clear because wheatear or not they read it. It was important for me to know if they are receiving my mentions at all, otherwise so I stop and not even take the time to write a tweet that's going nowhere. And you see my doubts raised when one of my friends started to follow me and she wouldn't get my mentions directed to her, also another friend who is not following me is not receiving my mentions, so I guess there's some kind of problem twitter is having. Anyway, thanks a lot Ray see you around. All the best on your blog.

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  66. Hi Ray, I have one question: If I go to my favorite celebrities page and and type into the box that says "tweet to" and it automatically has the @ sign and the celebrity's name, can the celeb see my tweet if my account is protected?

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  67. Even if they are not following me? I'm considering unprotecting my tweets because lots of people are telling me that the celeb can't see what I write to them since the celeb isn't following me.

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  68. yes they can see it. they probably don't see it, because they could care less. which is why you shouldn't waste your time following & tweeting to celebrities.

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  69. Okay I have a question I would love help with. Can someone follow me but block my tweets. I am locked but not even my name is showing up on a reply to one of my followers tweetz. It has before and I'm wondering why I can't see it on his page but he can?

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  70. No, someone can't be 'following' you while blocking your tweets.

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  71. Hi Ray, my name is Jane I have a questions: you say that it doesn't matter if my account is protected that if for example I @mention someone directly regardless if they are famous or just friends that are no following me back, they will indeed receive my mentions. We have this clear. So why is it that a friend of mine that I'm following but he is not following me back is not getting my mentions at all anywhere?! Thanks.

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  72. he's getting them, unless he's blocked you

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    1. How can i send something so it shows on my page but doesn't goto anyone else is there a @null or something ? I want to put a song or a documentary but i don't want to spam all my follower. If they come to my page and see the songs good for them. thx.

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    1. Ok that's too bad :( how about this Jedi Master lol i have an old twitter account what if i send a Tweet like this @oldacct U2 - With Or Without You - youtube link - Ray if i did it like that would it go to just the old acct and my profile page or will it go to old acct, my profile page AND all followers ? btw you might see a a diff name for this reply i have 2 gmails. Thx ~ you rock Ray, Twitter confuses me to no end. It seems so simple yet maybe thats it problem it's toooo simple needs more options i just don't want to spam all followers for something i know they are interested in.

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  74. I don't understand the question, Randy, sorry.

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  75. "1. If the very first character in your tweet is a @, then the tweet can only be seen by (a) the recipient and (b) any of your followers who are also following the recipient."
    Is this still true? I run a twitter account for a Vegas performer. While logged into the performers account I '@replied' some people that I do not know. I logged out of his account and into my account and could see his @replies to the people I do not follow.
    Thanks in advance for anyone's input.

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  76. Yes Troy it's still true.

    Thing is, I think you're misunderstanding the import of my article. It's not about stuff being invisible to you, it's just about whether or not it turns up in the "tweets" feed on your home page.

    After logging back into your own account, if you were on your home page, if it's true that your personal account wasn't following the people to whom the celebrity replied, those replies by the performer would not have turned up.

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  77. Thanks for this post. One more ?. If I RT a post using the RT feature and my name is the first @name in that RT, followed by some other @names, must my followers follow all the @names to see the RT in their feed? Or just mine to see it in their home feed?

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    1. When you do a twitter "retweet" you are invisible so it doesn't matter. Which is one of reasons I advise people never to use twitter's pseudo-retweets, and instead to use only the traditional or classic retweets:

      The "traditional retweet" : the key to conversation & visibility http://goo.gl/Pz62FF

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    2. Interesting! Thank you for the details on the reasons to use the old fashioned RT. I stopped using that a while back and have wondered what the impact was. Now I know! Thanks again. :-)

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  78. Hi. Quoting what you said earlier in this thread - "Only people following both @Anonymous and @personsname will see it in their "home" or "all friends" stream." So I send a tweet to @personsname who I am following, but @personsname is not following me. There are people who are not following me, but following @personsname and they are seeing my tweets because they favorited them or are retweeting them. @personsname hasn't retweeted my tweet on their page, so I am confused as to how they are seeing my tweets. Also, where is " all friends" on twitter?

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    1. 1. It's just called the "tweets" stream on your home page now.

      2. I don't understand your question; it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the content of my post.

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    2. I am new to Twitter and do not understand how people I am not following, nor are they following me, are able to see my tweets; though we are following the same person and that person is not retweeting my tweets. Sorry to bother you.

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    3. My article is about one thing and one thing only, what shows up in your home page "tweets" feed.

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  79. If someone has a filter for something in your tweet, no matter who it's addressed to, it will show up in their filter. I had that happen to me yesterday. I @mentioned someone and it had a favorite within a couple of minutes. I wrote to the person who did the favorite and he told me he had the filter running for a word I had in my tweet.

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  80. The subject of the blog post isn't what you can find in searches or filters, but what shows up in your "tweets" feed on your home page.

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  81. Why do all my tweets appears on tweeter social media and people im,following the only way I see theirs is when I go to their home page

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    1. Amy, all the tweets of people you follow appear on your home page

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  82. Hi ray how are you
    On Twitter i got a problem i can see peoples mention but when i make mention back they can't see me on their notification i asked twitter support and i make uninstall and install my application but still now i can't fix it please help me i create new account and i make mention my new account but when i see my new twitter notification i didn't get a notification from that mention ,+ my new account got a problem look like this first i can mention people and they can see me on their notification but now all people can't see my mention on their notification can you help me please please

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  83. Ok my account got a problem when people make mention me i can see peoples mention on my notification but i make mention people @ they can't see me on their notification that means for example i make mention you hi @ray but you can't see me on your notification and when i ask you on direct message hi ray i make mention you but why you didn't reply me you said oh sorry you make mention me but i didn't get a notification look like this all people can't see me on their notification when i see my twitter stastic it said your Dailey tweet is 37

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  84. A certain celebrity who follows me and I obviously follow frequently tweets with fans. Once I reply to one of his tweets I can see myself in the reply list say for example as the third reply yet when he responds he will skip over me every single time. When I ask a mutual friend who he also follows to see if she sees me, she doesn't see my reply either

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  85. I think this is deprecated.

    I can reply to a person I am not following and when I go to a different account (unrelated, not followed) I can still see the replies in the "tweets @ replies" section.

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  86. If I reply someone they can't see on their mention, but they can see on their timeline. Few days ago it was ok. What can I do now?

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  87. Your article was helpful, and I hope that you're still looking over here, because I have a question I hope makes sense. I mutually follow this woman who's nice enough, but she posts certain things I don't want to see nor do I want to be associated with them. I muted her without unfollowing her to avoid hurting her feelilngs. If she mentions me in a post, can other people still see it if they search my name?

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I have a few simple comment rules:

(a) No

1. rudeness
2. falsehood
3. deception
4. unfair tactics
5. comment spam
6. shilling or trolling

(b) stay on topic, and

(c) if you're anonymous, use a handle so we can distinguish you from other anonymous commenters.

Thanks for commenting.

Ray