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Twitter is about more than just sharing your own updates. It also allows you to follow tweets from other users so you can see what's happening right now and connect with people who are important to you.
Watch the video below to learn more about connecting with people on Twitter:
When you start following someone, that person's tweets will appear in your timeline. This is a great way to get updates about things as they happen.
If you want to connect with other people more directly, you can mention them in a tweet. This is also referred to as starting a conversation or tweeting at someone.
The tweet box will appear. Type the at symbol (@), followed by the user name of the person you want to mention in your tweet. In our example, we'll type @AliaJones.
Type the rest of your post and select Tweet.
Because conversations can span several tweets, they don't appear on your public timeline by default. This is so your followers won't have to keep up with a conversation you're sharing with a specific user. However, if you do want to share a conversation with your followers, just insert a period in front of the at symbol (like this .@) to make the tweet appear on your timeline.
If you don't want to have a public conversation on Twitter, you can send a private message to anyone who follows you. Unlike regular tweets, private messages aren't limited to 140 characters. To send a message, select the Messages icon, choose the person you want to contact, and type your message.