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<h1>Twitter Syntax</h1>
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<entry-title>Twitter Syntax</entry-title>
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Retrieved from the [http://twitter.com/help/lingo Twitter Lingo page], [http://twitter.com/help/follow Friends and Followers].
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There is now an [http://help.twitter.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=75 Official Twitter Commands] page. Originally retrieved from the [http://twitter.com/help/lingo Twitter Lingo page], [http://twitter.com/help/follow Friends and Followers].
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Send these commands to the appropriate number (below) and interact with Twitter on your mobile phone, via Gtalk (IM twitter at twitter.com) or the web.</div>
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Send these commands to the appropriate number (below) and interact with Twitter on your mobile phone, via Gtalk (IM twitter at twitter.com) or the web.
;Following [http://twitter.com/blog/2007/07/friends-followers-and-notifications.html changes at Twitter] this page may need to be updated.
;Following [http://twitter.com/blog/2007/07/friends-followers-and-notifications.html changes at Twitter] this page may need to be updated.
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==Numbers==
==Numbers==
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter Canada</span>: <span class="tel">21212</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter Canada</span>: <span class="tel"><span class="type" style="display:none;">cell</span> 21212</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter UK</span>: <span class="tel">+44 7624 801423</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter UK</span>: <span class="tel"><span class="type" style="display:none;">cell</span> +44 7624 801423</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter USA</span>: <span class="tel">40404</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter USA</span>: <span class="tel"><span class="type" style="display:none;">cell</span> 40404</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter International</span>: <span class="tel">+44 7624 801423</span></div>
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<div class="vcard"><span class ="fn org">Twitter International</span>: <span class="tel"><span class="type" style="display:none;">cell</span> +44 7624 801423</span></div>
== Commands ==
== Commands ==
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=== Messages ===
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* '''@username + message''': directs a twitter at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their "replies" tab. Aka "at replies" or "@replies". Note that since @-reply handling change in (May?) 2009 (citation to Twitter blog post needed), messages starting with <kbd>@username</kbd> passed along only to your followers who also follow @username.
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** '''.@username + message''': similar but the "." prefix is used to force/trick Twitter to have the message show up in the person's "replies" tab as well as be sent to all of your followers. Work around for the @-reply change mentioned above.
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* '''d username + message''': sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
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** '''dm username + message''' also works. Side effect, you can't start a tweet with "d " or "dm "[https://twitter.com/holly/status/615648195767500800]
=== Friends and Followers ===
=== Friends and Followers ===
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* '''invite''': 415-555-1212 john sends a text invite to john
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* '''invite phone number''': 415-555-1212 john sends a text invite to john
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* '''follow ''username''''': you will get phone updates from this person (requires initial approval)
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** shortcut: '''F'''
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* '''leave ''username''''': disables phone updates from this person
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** shortcut: '''L'''
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* '''accept''': this command will accept a friend invitation.  Example: Accept Jade.  NOTE: when you accept, you must type in the name exactly as it was sent to you in order for Twitter to recognize it properly.
* '''accept''': this command will accept a friend invitation.  Example: Accept Jade.  NOTE: when you accept, you must type in the name exactly as it was sent to you in order for Twitter to recognize it properly.
* '''deny''': this command will deny a friend invitation.  
* '''deny''': this command will deny a friend invitation.  
* '''delete''': for now, deleting friends must be done from the web.
* '''delete''': for now, deleting friends must be done from the web.
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* '''fav username''': marks a person's last twitter as a favorite
* '''get ''username''''': gets this person's last update
* '''get ''username''''': gets this person's last update
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* '''on''' or '''start''' or '''wake''': enables twitter phone updates
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** '''on username''': turns on notifications for a specific person on your device. For example, ON alissa.
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* '''off''' or '''stop''' or '''sleep''': disables twitter phone updates
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** '''off username''':turns off notifications for a specific person on your device. For example, OFF blaine.
* '''follow all''': turns on phone updates (entire friends list)
* '''follow all''': turns on phone updates (entire friends list)
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** '''follow username''': you will get phone updates from this person (requires initial approval)
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*** shortcut: '''F'''
* '''leave all''': turns off phone updates (entire friends list)
* '''leave all''': turns off phone updates (entire friends list)
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* '''nudge ''username''''': encourages this person to update
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** '''leave username''': disables phone updates from this person
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* '''off''' or '''stop''' or '''sleep''': disables twitter phone updates
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*** shortcut: '''L'''  
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* '''on''' or '''start''' or '''wake''': enables twitter phone updates
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* '''nudge username''': encourages this person to update
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* '''whois''': text WHOIS BIZ to 40404 you will get the info Biz has filled out in his settings
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* '''whois username''': text WHOIS BIZ to 40404 you will get the info Biz has filled out in his settings
=== Finding Out Stuff ===
=== Finding Out Stuff ===
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=== Tracking ===
=== Tracking ===
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* '''track [word]''': get notifications via SMS or IM when a [word] is mentioned. type again to turn off.
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* '''track word''': get notifications via SMS or IM when a word is mentioned. type again to turn off.
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* '''untrack word''': stops tracking a word
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* '''untrack all''': stops tracking all words
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* '''track off''': stops tracking all words
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* '''tracks''': returns a list of words you're tracking
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==hash tags==
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[http://hashtags.org/ Hashtags] (aka "#tags") allow tagging of Twitter posts. For example, post "I love #microformats a lot" to Twitter and the post is tagged "microformats".
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== hreview ==
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* starting a message with "@hreview" will have it be aggregated by http://microrevie.ws and republished with [[hReview]] markup there.
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==group accounts==
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Groups of multiple people may share a single Twitter account to represent their organization.
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* Attribution: Ending a message with <code>^XX</code>, indicates the author of a message on a group account. The <code>XX</code> initials correspond to one of the staff representing the group. (This convention popularized by [http://cotweet.com CoTweet], adopted by [[microformateers]]. e.g. [https://twitter.com/Microformateers/status/5294239824], [https://twitter.com/cotweet/])
==See also==
==See also==
*[[picoformats]]
*[[picoformats]]
*[[twitter-nanoformats|twitter nanoformats]]
*[[twitter-nanoformats|twitter nanoformats]]
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*[http://pigsonthewing.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/suggested-method-of-publishing-microformats-in-twitter-posts/ A suggested method of publishing microformats in Twitter posts]

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There is now an Official Twitter Commands page. Originally retrieved from the Twitter Lingo page, Friends and Followers.

Send these commands to the appropriate number (below) and interact with Twitter on your mobile phone, via Gtalk (IM twitter at twitter.com) or the web.

Following changes at Twitter this page may need to be updated.

Contents

Numbers

Twitter Canada: 21212
Twitter UK: +44 7624 801423
Twitter USA: 40404
Twitter International: +44 7624 801423

Commands

Messages

Friends and Followers

Finding Out Stuff

To update your own Twitter timeline, just text whatever is on your mind to the Twitter number: 40404, or use +447781488126 if you are outside the US.

Tracking

hash tags

Hashtags (aka "#tags") allow tagging of Twitter posts. For example, post "I love #microformats a lot" to Twitter and the post is tagged "microformats".

hreview

group accounts

Groups of multiple people may share a single Twitter account to represent their organization.

See also

Twitter Syntax was last modified: Monday, June 29th, 2015

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