I realize many people still don’t know how @mentions work on Twitter, in terms of visibility. Reiterating from Twitter Help page:
- People will only see replies in their home time line if they are following both the sender and recipient of the update
- People will see mentions in their timeline even if they don’t follow the person mentioned – as long as they follow the sender, they’ll see the mention in their timeline (It’s treated like a regular Tweet.)
- People with protected accounts cannot send replies to people who aren’t following them, and mentions won’t be seen by non-followers either
So, remember…your brilliant, sarcastic, intelligent, funny responses may go unnoticed by a larger group. If you think they are worth the world’s time, add a ‘.’ in front of your response tweet so that the dot becomes the first character, preceding the @.