twitter-logo-officialTwitter is ideal for building communities, promoting events and projects and engaging with others. But many Twitterati still don’t fully understand how to get the full benefits from this popular social medium.

Replying to and commenting on tweets

Your two options are:

  • to comment/reply select the speech bubble icon below the original tweet and add your comment/reply. This will appear below the original tweet for all users to see.
  • ‘quote tweet’ is another way of adding a comment/reply whilst amplifying the original tweet. Select the retweet icon and then ‘quote tweet’. This is seen by your followers and anyone viewing your timeline.

Next time . . .

. . . retweets, quotes and mentions.

Further reading

Twitter – a great glossary of dozens of different Twitter terms View

More social media blogs and content from the BOU

Twitter #masterclass 1 – #hashtags and retweets
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Twitter #masterclass 3 – editing and structuring your tweets
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Twitter #masterclass 5 – content is everything
Twitter #masterclass 6 – #hashtag best practice
Twitter #masterclass 7 – using images – best practice
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Twitter #masterclass 9 – Twitter basics 1: terminology
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