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Lesson 18: FAQS about Twitter

What do I need to use Twitter?

All you need to use Twitter is an internet connection or a mobile phone.

Is there a subscription fee for using Twitter?

No, Twitter is a free social microblogging website.

How can I find my friends and family on Twitter?

You can easily find your friends by searching for them by name or their username. You can also import your friends from other social media sites.

What does it mean to follow someone on Twitter?

When you follow someone on Twitter it means that you will be receiving their Twitter updates.

How do I know who I'm following?

By clicking the follow button on someone’s profile you will be following them. The follow button will turn green and a check mark will appear next to the word following.

How do I know who is following me?

Twitter sends you a message that someone is following you. Are there limits on follows? There are limits after you are following 2000 users.

Can I block people from following me?

Yes you can block people from following you.

How can I send updates to Twitter?

You can send updates to Twitter from the internet, your phone or mobile device.

Why is there a star at the end of updates?

The star is used to indicate that particular update as a favorite.

Can I put my Twitter updates on my blog?

Yes, you can place a Twitter widget on your website or your blog.

What are @Replies?

A @reply is a public message that is sent from one member to another. These replies are separated from normal updates by the @username prefix.

What are Direct Messages?

Direct messages or DM(s) are private messages sent from one person to another. You are only able to send a direct message to a person who follows you.

Can I edit a Tweet once I post it?

No, you cannot edit a tweet. However, you can delete an update.

What does RT, or retweet, mean?

RT is the abbreviation for a retweet and indicates a re-posting of someone else's tweet.

Why can't I see all my tweets?

Tweets are not lost, currently, there is a limit to the number of tweets that can be displayed and the limit is 3200.

How do I report spam?

You can report spam by following Twitter’s spam account and send a direct message reporting the username. Why are accounts suspended? An account can be suspended for Terms of Service violations or spam other Twitter members.

How do I submit a complaint about copyright, impersonation, trademark, or other Terms of Service issues?

By reading the Twitter Terms of Service. For more info go to

What is Get Satisfaction?

Get Satisfaction is a site that members use to help each other figure out issues on Twitter.

Is there a place where I can find out if there are problems with Twitter?

Yes, by going to Twitter’s known issues page and reading the Twitter blog.

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