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How to See What Data Twitter Has on You

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Twitter collects all sorts of data on you, from when you created your account and places you’ve been, to personally-identifying information such as your name, age, and gender. Here’s how to see what Twitter knows about you.

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How to Find New Friends on Twitter

Making friends on social media can seem overwhelming, but Twitter’s a great place for you to start. With all the different conversations and topics popping up, you’ll be able to find people who share your interests and are down to connect. Read on for our guide on engaging with Twitter to make friends and navigating Twitter’s features to find like-minded people to follow.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Making New Friends through Twitter Engagement

  1. Set up an interesting profile to show that you’re a fun (and real) person. Click the silhouette icon and hit “edit profile.” Upload a profile picture or avatar that represents you or the content you’d like to post. Add a brief bio that will tell potential friends what you do, who you are, and maybe even where you’re from.[1] Check out these sample bios:
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    • Talk about your work and interests: “Stand up comic by night. Sit down office worker by day. Austin TX.”
    • List out a few of your defining characteristics: “Food blogger, ethical-sourcing specialist, mom to two werewolves, allergic to mushrooms.”
    • Keep it simple and professional: “Journalist/Traveler. MFA. Writes for The News Source. Former Fulbright Scholar.”
  2. Post consistently and creatively. Tweet about your interests so other people can find you. Ask “how can I add value?” to the conversation. When you’ve got a great tweet or piece of content, pin it to the top of your feed so users who come to check you out can see it.[2]
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    • Add visuals to your tweets to increase their appeal.[3]
    • Post at least 3 times per day, but aim for quality over quantity.[4]
  3. Reach out to other people by liking, replying, retweeting content, and mentioning users. Interact with posts both by people you’d like to befriend and posts by celebrities or influencers who are part of a community you like. By engaging with content you like, Twitter’s algorithm will start to expose you to more of it (and in turn, expose you to potential friends).[5] Here’s a strategy for engaging with a post from a potential friend that goes a step beyond just retweeting:[6]
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    • Scroll through their feed and find a tweet about something they like or their off-platform content (like a personal blog).
    • Grab a quote from something they’ve mentioned or copy the URL of the site.
    • Tweet the quote or URL and mention the person (by using @ and their username) and say “thanks!”
  4. Turn on notifications to be able to reply fast. As soon as someone mentions you or your favorite celebrity posts, reply to their post. That way the person who posted will see you’re engaging with their material. As a bonus, your post will get more views and traffic since it’ll kick off the discussion.[7]
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  5. Reach out via DM to make a connection. Ask a question or give a compliment to start a conversation. To send a DM, click on the mail icon and click “new message.” Then, fill in the handle for the user you’re trying to reach.[8] Check out these sample DMs:[9]
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    • “Thanks for sharing that fan art. You really captured the essence of the series. How’d you come up with that idea?”
    • “Loved that article on gratitude. Where do you find stuff like that?”
  6. Join a Twitter chat to meet like-minded friends. Participate when a business or celebrity you like hosts a Twitter chat. Twitter chats occur at a specific time and use a designated hashtag so participants can keep up with the conversation. To join in, write out a tweet and include the hashtag the company/celebrity tells you to use. As the conversation flows, look out for users who make funny or interesting points that capture your attention. Then, either follow them or reply to let them know you like their content.[10]
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  7. Put your Twitter handle in your other social media profiles. Then, join Facebook or LinkedIn groups that are relevant to content you like and topics you’re interested in. People will be able to follow you on Twitter as well as the original platform.[11]
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[Edit]Finding People to Follow

  1. Use Twitter’s “Who to follow” tab. Click this tab on your profile page or home timeline. While the tab will often start with celebrities, Twitter will keep adjusting follow recommendations based on who you choose to follow. As an extension of this feature, Twitter will email you suggestions of who to follow.[12] Take a look at their profiles and posts to see if you might be interested in befriending them!
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  2. Check other people’s Following/Follower tabs. This method lets you find common ground through the people you follow. Pick an influencer or friend and click on their profile. Then click “Followers” or “Following” to see who else they’re connected to. Scroll through and follow bios that look interesting to you.[13]
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  3. Try the Explore tab to find friends by topic. Scrolling through “For You” content allows you to find people with similar interests. Hit the icon shaped like a hashtag to access the Explore tab. Scroll through the “For You” posts or category posts (like trending, news, sports, and entertainment) to find interesting people you’d like to follow. As you engage with the content and other users more, Twitter will tailor the Explore page to your interests.[14]
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  4. Use hashtags to find friends with specific interests. Type a hashtag related to your interests into the Explore tab search bar. Using a hashtag instead of a general topic tab enables you to look for people who are talking about really niche interests, keywords, or timely/trending topics. Include hashtags in your posts so that other people searching for that topic can find what you’re saying. Try not to use more than 2 hashtags per tweet, and remember hashtags can’t include spaces.[15]
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    • Type a topic like “#indiemusic” or “#collegebasketball” into the search bar at the top of the Explore page.
    • Click a hashtag on a tweet to explore other tweets with that hashtag.
    • Type a hashtag for an upcoming event to find other people who might be going, too.
  5. Use Twitter’s Lists feature to browse groups of people. Lists allow you to subscribe to a set of people in order to see those posts together in your feed without having to follow all of them.[16] Find Lists of interesting people through the “Discover new lists” prompt or check out other people’s Lists in their profile.[17]
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  6. Sync your contacts to see if people you know are on Twitter. Adding your address book lets you see what people you know are tweeting. If you’re on a computer, from Twitter’s home page, click “More,” then click “Settings and privacy.” If you’re using the app, click your profile icon and then “Settings and privacy.” Next, go to “Privacy and safety.” Find the “Discoverability” option and follow the prompts to let Twitter access your contacts.[18]
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[Edit]References

  1. https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-setup-twitter-search-hashtag-and-login-help/
  2. https://www.searchenginejournal.com/get-social-media-followers/208397/
  3. https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-art-of-aggressive-social-sharing
  4. https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-art-of-aggressive-social-sharing
  5. https://hbr.org/2021/04/how-to-make-friends-on-the-internet
  6. https://www.profitablesocialmedia.com/a-better-approach-to-connecting-on-twitter/
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHKk9CzY6iU&t=94s
  8. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/direct-messages
  9. https://hbr.org/2021/04/how-to-make-friends-on-the-internet
  10. https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/how-to-promote-your-twitter-chat.html
  11. https://www.searchenginejournal.com/get-social-media-followers/208397/
  12. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/twitter-search-people
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzXGwpkaVPw&t=42s
  14. https://help.twitter.com/en/resources/twitter-guide/topics/how-to-get-started-with-twitter/how-to-use-the-explore-tab-twitter-help
  15. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/how-to-use-hashtags
  16. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/twitter-lists
  17. https://www.searchenginejournal.com/get-social-media-followers/208397/
  18. https://help.twitter.com/en/resources/twitter-guide/topics/how-to-get-started-with-twitter/easily-find-people-you-know-on-twitter-twitter-help

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Twitter’s New Communities Feature Gives Laser-Eyed Bitcoin Bros and Dog Lovers a Space to Talk Among Themselves

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Furthering its quest to suddenly become every other app, Twitter is now introducing Facebook Group/Reddit subreddit-like groups called Communities that revolve around shared interests.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/twitter-s-new-communities-feature-gives-laser-eyed-bitc-1847639004
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You May Never Get Verified on Twitter

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This year, many of those longing for a blue checkmark on Twitter were filled with hope when the company reopened its public verification process for the first time in almost four years. That hope was short-lived, though, as Twitter proceeded to pause the process, only to reopen it again in June. Well, shockingly,…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/you-may-never-get-verified-on-twitter-1847486452
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Twitter rolls out redesign with proprietary Chirp font

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If you went to scroll through your Twitter timeline today, you may have noticed that things look a bit different. That’s because Twitter has started rolling out a handful of design tweaks to its web client and mobile apps. The company’s Design account detailed them in a thread it posted earlier today.

Notice anything different?

Today, we released a few changes to the way Twitter looks on the web and on your phone. While it might feel weird at first, these updates make us more accessible, unique, and focused on you and what you’re talking about.

Let’s take a deeper look. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/vCUomsgCNA

— Twitter Design (@TwitterDesign) August 11, 2021

The most visible (and controversial) change involves Chirp, Twitter’s first proprietary typeface. The company introduced the font back in January. According to Twitter, one of the main advantages of Chirp is the way it can align the text of tweets written in Western languages to the left-hand side of the interface. The company says that’s something that should make it easier to read content as you scroll through your timeline.

The company also tweaked its use of color. It says it went out of its way to use less blue and increase contrast so that both frequently used icons and visual content like images stand out. If you’re a fan of customization, Twitter plans to roll out additional color palettes soon. “This is only the start of more visual updates as Twitter becomes more centered on you and what you have to say,” the company said.

hey..quick update: now 50% of our iOS folks will be able to speak like 👽, 🤖,🐝& more! https://t.co/pShfK3RYfG

— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) August 10, 2021

Separate from the redesign, the company is also rolling out a feature to the Spaces app on iOS that allows users to change how their voice sounds when they speak during a presentation. “We know people often feel uncomfortable by the sound of their own voice,” the company said. “Giving people fun effects and useful ones might lower the threshold.”

Source: https://www.engadget.com/twitter-redesign-chirp-202504463.html?src=rss
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New bill strips Facebook, Twitter of Section 230 immunity for spreading vaccine falsehoods

New bill strips Facebook, Twitter of Section 230 immunity for spreading vaccine falsehoods

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A new bill introduced Thursday would hold Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies responsible for amplifying conspiracies and falsehoods about vaccines, COVID cures, and other health misinformation.

“For far too long, online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of Americans,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), one of the bill’s sponsors. “These are some of the biggest, richest companies in the world, and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation.”

If signed into law, the Health Misinformation Act would strip Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies of some immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which currently prevents Internet firms from being held liable for most content posted on their platforms. The carveout proposed by Klobuchar and Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) would eliminate that legal shield in instances where a platform “promotes health misinformation through an algorithm,” the bill says.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/new-bill-strips-facebook-twitter-of-section-230-immunity-for-spreading-vaccine-falsehoods/
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Twitter will experiment with Reddit style up/down buttons to replace the “like” heart

I find Reddit to be a much more interesting social media platform than Twitter. Reddit’s users are generally supportive, well-informed, and nice to each other. Twitter, on the other hand, has a culture that rewards snarkiness and anger. How did these two different platforms evolve such different user behaviors? — Read the rest

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TweetDeck could soon look much more like Twitter’s web app

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TweetDeck is a secret weapon for Twitter power users. The column layout allows them to keep tabs on tweets from a large number of accounts at once, using Twitter’s handy lists. That could be about to change, based on an image Twitter shared of the “new and improved TweetDeck” that it’s testing. At first glance, it looks a lot like the standard Twitter web app.

The company is testing the revamped TweetDeck with a few users in the US, Canada and Australia. Twitter product head Kayvon Beykpour said the updated TweetDeck includes “a full tweet composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new way to group columns into clean workspaces.” A menu on the left lists a number of “decks” centered around things like food, entertainment and news, as well as a “primary” deck.

We’re testing new features in TweetDeck for a small group in the U.S., Canada and Australia. These include a full Tweet Composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new way to group columns into clean workspaces. https://t.co/7bTiwBPmea

— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) July 20, 2021

Any big changes to TweetDeck will surely be met with skepticism from heavy users. Many of those who use the app do so as part of their jobs, and significant updates that disrupt people’s workflow might not sit too well with them.

Still, it’s worth remembering that this is a test and things might change before the updated TweetDeck rolls out more broadly. “Through these tests, we’re exploring how we can give people more customization and control using TweetDeck,” Beykpour wrote in a tweet.

Rumors have been floating around for a while that TweetDeck might become part of Twitter Blue, the company’s subscription service. Beykpour added a little fuel to that fire when discussing the app’s overhaul. “We’ll take these lessons into account as we explore what TweetDeck could look like within Twitter’s subscription offerings later on. We’ll have more to share soon as we learn from these tests,” he wrote.

We’ll take these lessons into account as we explore what TweetDeck could look like within Twitter’s subscription offerings later on. We’ll have more to share soon as we learn from these tests.

— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) July 20, 2021

Source: https://www.engadget.com/tweetdeck-redesign-twitter-web-app-182008721.html?src=rss
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