Novice twitter cheatsheet Got Twitter questions? Stop by the volunteer Twitter table at the APA 2011 Conference.tweet followers and following ie. Everything you need to know about #APA2011 is here: http://ow.ly/4vaQM On Twitter, you follow people, and people follow you. You follow someone if you are interested in their tweets. “Following” means that you opt-in to see that person’s tweets Limited to 140 characters (spaces count too!). Tweets appear in your Twitter stream & in your list of tweets.reply direct message aka DM ie. @cubitplanning I was trying to see what data is available for New Jersey ie. D @antm this is for your eyes only! A reply is a tweet directed at a person. The reply above is directed to @cubitplanning. To Direct messages are private messages between 2 users. If you want to direct message reply, start your tweet with a twitter handle (@cubitplanning is a twitter handle or name).retweet aka RT hashtags ie. RT @cubitplanning: “Bureaucracies may be thought of as vast systems of organized ie. #APA2011 (the conference hashtag) or #urbanplanning irresponsibility.” — Robert Jackall / very, very true Hashtags are terms that people agree to use when talking about a subject or event. They When you retweet, you forward a tweet to your followers. To retweet, type RT and the twitter handle of the person who sent the tweet.