Introduction to Twitter Commands

For those of you who use Twitter, you probably are familiar with the “Reply” syntax (i.e. @TerryPearson message message …).  However, did you know that there are other options as well.

For example, there is a command that is similar to “poke” in Facebook. In Twitter, it is called “nudge.” To use it, just type “Nudge TerryPearson” (fill in whatever username is appropriate in place of “TerryPearson”).

Here is a more complete list of Twitter advanced features and commands. Happy Twittering!

  • @username + message
  • directs a twitter at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their “replies” tab.
    Example: @meangrape I love that song too!

  • D username + message
  • sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
    Example: d krissy want to pick a Jamba Juice for me while you’re there?

  • WHOIS username
  • retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter.
    Example: whois jack

  • GET username
  • retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person.
    Example: get goldman

  • NUDGE username
  • reminds a friend to update by asking what they’re doing on your behalf.
    Example: nudge biz

  • FAV username
  • marks a person’s last twitter as a favorite. (hint: reply to any update with FAV to mark it as a favorite if you’re receiving it in real time)
    Example: fav al3x

  • this command returns your number of followers, how many people you’re following, and which words you’re tracking.

  • INVITE phone number
  • will send an SMS invite to a friend’s mobile phone.
    Example: Invite 415 555 1212

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