Are You Accidentally Hiding Some of Your Tweets?

I just adore Twitter. Unlike some other social media sites, Twitter is actually all about conversation. Find the conversation about a topic you’re interested in and prepare to enjoy. But something has bothered me about Twitter for awhile. While so far Twitter doesn’t select which of the Twitter feeds you sign up for that you actually see (unlike some social media sites)  you’re still not seeing everything your follows tweet. Often if you go to a Twitter home page for someone you follow you’ll see tweets that person sent that you never saw come through your feed. The problem is that if you start out a tweet with a Twitter handle only people who follow both you and that Twitter handle will see it. There’s an easy fix. Find it and a longer explanation at the lnki below. Since I read this I’ve been trying to fix my tweets so this doesn’t happen, how about you?

http://lifehacker.com/this-formatting-rule-determines-whether-your-followers-1471898061

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I tweeted between two accounts I control to get some examples. This is an example of how NOT to tweet unless you really don’t care if only certain people see:

To make sure everyone that follows you can see it, fix it by putting a period in front of the handle.

Or rework the tweet or the reply so the handle isn’t first, then everyone who follows your feed will be able to  read it.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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