Twitter Tip #6 How to See Who is Following You
People new to Twitter rarely know how to get
around and use the site. I'm still learning after years. This
is complicated by Twitter changing the look and feel of
One point that happens every day to me, is people ask
me to follow back. Nothing wrong with that EXCEPT
when I already am following them.
Then it takes my time to tell them "I already am following".
So this tip is to explain how to know and save me time!
Most of us work our twitter page all day WITHOUT
refreshing our screen. So all the data on it is old. Before
asking someone if they will follow back, try refreshing
your screen and see if they are. The point that tells you is
that if you see the "envelope" icon, that means you can
message them. You can only message them if they are
Also, you can go to their profile. you should be able to
see the blue button on the right that says "following."
If they look at yours, they can see if your following them.
I have had people, for whatever reason, say they're
following me and they were not. So I point this out to
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"Tweet Adder*" most recommended software!
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Helps me unfollows those that don't follow me back and
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* URL Shortening. If you are preparing your tweets in
advance, you may want to set up a shortening service
that will take your URL and shrink it down. This allows
you to get more text in the message.
I recommend is.dg. Very fast. You simply drag their logo
to your book mark bar. When you're on a page, click and
it will shorten it. Or www.ow.ly. On Owly you can enter
your URL and the Captcha or login with Twitter. I
recommend logging in. Once logged in, you enter URL
and hit "Shrink It" or hit enter on you keyboard and you
get a shortened URL! You can also put their logo on your
book mark bar.
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*The use of a hashmark "#" in front of a word is tracking
method. It is used to establish trends and allows a
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hashtag is similar to other web tags- it helps add tweets
to a category" per Twitter. See full data: http://help.twitter.
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