The micro-blogging social network, Twitter, recently reached 50 million daily tweets, so it’s safe to say that Twitter is getting more and more popular as time goes by.
Just like anything else popular, some people will try to exploit for. For Twitter, it’s often spammers. For instance, I follow many Twitter users because of TweetAdder (and thanks to TweetAdder, I now have over 4,000 targeted followers myself, up from just 500 followers), so I tend to receive a ton of Direct Messages, also known as DM’s, since every now and then I come across some users who wants to “spam” me – or their Twitter account might have been compromised and is sending out spam.
The down side, if you send me a serious DM, chances are I might never see it. It will simply disappear in the stream of spammy DM’s, like these:
Since we probably can’t easily get rid of them, the safest way to get in touch with me over Twitter, is simply to send one of those @replies. If you’re new to Twitter, it’s just a matter of typing @techpatio somewhere in your tweet and it will show up at my end. I read all tweets containing @techpatio, so I sholdn’t be able to miss what you might have to say 🙂
What’s a post about Twitter without encouraging you to follow me? So, if you’re not already doing so, feel free to follow @TechPatio on Twitter and you’re also welcome to say hi!