This past weekend at my son’s basketball tournament, a sports writer (with a large twitter following) was tweeting about the tournament. I noticed he was beginning his tweets with “@soandsoteam plays next” instead of beginning the tweet with a period (.) or a word. I would assume this writer wanted all of his 30,000 followers to see his tweets but because he started the tweet this way, only a small amount of his followers see the tweets.
Tip——>When you begin a tweet with @ and the person’s handle, only the folks who follow you both will see the tweets. Many times this type of tweeting is reserved for a conversation between two people that doesn’t need to be blasted to all followers. Instead, the sports writer should have used a period, .@soandsoteam or a word “The @soandsoteam played well today” so that his tweets were seen by a larger amount of followers.