I asked my twitter followers what questions they had about twitter today and I got two queries immediately. If you have any niggling questions that you would like answers too leave them as a comment on this blog post and I will endeavour to find answers for you.
Q: Can I send tweets to someone without them being public? (from @almagill)
A: You can send a twitter user who is following you a Direct Message which is only viewable by them. There are two ways to do this:
1. From your twitter home page click the ‘Direct Messages’ link on the sidebar:
Use the drop down menu next to ‘Send’ on the top left hand side to choose the twitter user you want to send your message to.
Complete your message in the box provided and click ‘send’ underneath the box on the right hand side.
Remember, you can only send a direct message to someone who is following you.
2. Simply precede your tweet with the letter ‘d’ and the username.
“d hamperlady did you see the article on social media in the Irish times”
Q: Can I spell check on Twitter? (from @goatsbridge)
If you are using Firefox to browse the internet it has an automatic built in spell check. When a word is underlined in red, simply right click (control click on a mac) on it to get a list of options for the correct spelling.
If you are using Google Chrome follow these instructions in order to enable spell check: http://ow.ly/12yTU
Don’t forget if you have a social media question that you would like us to answer either leave it in the comment box below or tweet it to us @spiderworking.