Ask a Tech-Savvy Teacher: Twitter Question
Jason and I are excited that we are starting to receive some questions from our readers. Remember, at the very top of the page there is a link entitled “Ask a Tech Savvy Teacher”. Clicking on that link will bring you to a form where you can submit your question. We have some additional questions we will be wrapping together in our next Ask a Tech Savvy Teacher podcast. We love being able to help, so please keep the questions coming. On to the question….drum roll please:
Why do people start tweets with a period?
Great question! This trend has become more common place in 2014. The answer requires a bit of background so bear with me:
When you start a tweet with a users hashtag, Twitter interprets that tweet as a reply to the user. For instance:
@techsavvyteach is a great Twitter handle
In this statement I want to proclaim this vital piece of information to ALL my followers. The problem is Twitter is interpreting this tweet as a reply t0 Jason. Twitter will only show this tweet in people’s streams that have followed both Jason and myself, not all of my followers. (AKA: Common Followers) So to make this proclamation to everyone of my followers I have to add a period in the front. And now you just became a little more Tech Savvy.
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