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To reply or not? (Quick Tips)

October 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I use Twitter a bit (maybe a bit more) and what I do enjoy is reading what people are tweeting to each other, and sometimes I’ll see an interesting tweet and either want to be involved or simply read some context to what the user is saying. The best way to do it? Simply click on the reply button in the tweet! But what if people just tweet with out using the reply button? Well all that information gets lost so people wont be able to fully understand what you are saying.

Below is a screen shot of the Twitter website where you can see I am talking with Liz Gunner (@lizgunner) about a trip to the Barossa Valley. On the left of the image you can see Liz’s tweet in response to mine, you can also clearly see where you click on the reply button and to the right you can see the full conversation by clicking on the arrow button in the cornerTwitter Website reply

The top image is the tweet Liz sent as seen on the iPhone Twitter App (which i use) if you wanted to reply to Liz’s tweet, you would click on the arrow icon on the bottom left of the image.
Twitter iPhone Tweet

If you clicked on the “in reply to…” button you would see the whole conversation (bottom image)

Twitter iPhone conversation

The Quicktip?? Reply to Tweets, don’t just include the @ reply in a new tweet!

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Tags: Quick Tips · Twitter

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa Claessen // Oct 9, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Thank you! Excellent explanation!

  • 2 samgrains // Oct 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    No worries Lisa, thanks for commenting, I’m going to try to do a few more of the quick tips for those that don’t want to read everything else I write!

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