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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

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“We all can dance when we find music that we love.” from Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

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Know Your Social Media- the Tweets

This week on Know Your Social Media, we wanted to take a look at tweets, mentions, and replies.

As we learned last week, we know that all three are limited to 140 characters, but who can see them and where do they appear?

A tweet:

Appears for the Sender: on sender’s profile page and sender’s home timeline

Appears for the Recipient: on the home timeline of anyone who is following the sender

It will never appear on anyone else’s profile page unless they re-tweet it.

A mention:

Appears for the Sender: on the sender’s profile page of public tweets

Appears for the Recipient:  on the recipient’s mentions and notification tab. Also, if you follow the person you are mentioning, it will appear on that person’s home timeline. With this, be aware that anyone who is on Twitter following you, the sender of the mention, can see the tweet on their home timeline.

It will never appear on anyone else’s profile page unless they write the message.

A reply:

Appears for the Sender: on the sender’s profile page

Appears for the Recipient: on the recipient’s mentions and notifications tab. Also like mentions, if you follow the person you are mentioning, it will appear on that person’s home timeline. Again with this, be aware that anyone who is on Twitter following you, the sender of the mention, can see the tweet on their home timeline.

It will never appear on anyone else’s profile page unless they write the message.

 

Check back next time for more Know Your Social Media- Twitter.

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ~ Benjamin Disraeili

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Know You Social Media – Twitter Limits

As we continue to look at Twitter, we wanted to take this week to look at limits within this social media platform. Within Twitter there are several limits which can be applied to your account.

The first limit is to your tweets. Tweets, including mentions, replies, and retweets, are limited to 140 characters. In addition to character limits, there is a daily limit on how many tweets, retweets, replies, and mentions that an account can send each day. That limit is 2,400 tweets, which can further be broken down into hourly limits. If you were to reach one of those limits, either the hourly or daily, your Twitter account will alert you to the fact that you have reached your limit.

Direct Messages (DMs) have a character limits of 1,000 characters, unless the message is sent by SMS (SMS is sent by using a mobile phone or portable device). If the message is sent using SMS, then there is still a 140-character limit. In addition to the character limits, your account is only able to send 1,000 messages daily. Please note that if you start to send duplicate DMs from your account to multiple accounts, your Twitter can be flagged as spam activity. In this case you won’t be allowed to send messages for short period of time, however after a while you should be able too.

Tune in next time for more information on tweets, mentions, and replies.

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“Not all who wander all lost.” ~J. R. R. Tolkien

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Know Your Social Media – Intro To Twitter

This week with Know Your Social Media, we wanted to move away from Facebook and take a look at Twitter.

Founded in 2006, Twitter allows users to send out short tweets of 140 characters or less. According to Twitter’s information page, Twitter has 320 million active monthly users and employees 3,90 people around the world. Unlike Facebook, Twitter does not have instant messaging or the ability to play game through the application.

There are two types of tweets, public and protected. By default, all of your tweets will be public unless you change the settings.

Public Tweets: anyone can view and interact with your tweet.

Protected Tweets: only your follows will be able to see your tweets. Protected tweets will not appear to 3rd party search engines. In addition, your followers are not able to retweet your tweets. Finally, if you are mentioned, unless the person mentioning you is following you, you will be unable to see the mention.

 

In order to turn on protected tweets you must go into your settings by clicking on your profile pic and selecting settings.

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Then click security and privacy.

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Finally, make sure the box Tweet privacy: protect my Tweets is checked. (You may need to enter your password for this step to be completed.)

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Once you have this box checked, click Save changes.

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You have now changed your tweets to be protected.

Tune in next time for Know Your Social Media where we will learn about mentions and replies!