Top 10 Twitter Commands

Twitter is bountiful, every single second Millions of people indulge to create information equivalent to what was produced in a month, a decade back. Apparently, the information is enough for any single person to get crazy over. So what is the way out? Filters, follows, commands, searches, tags, lists.

Probably, you have come across each one of them. And a question dangles in your mind – “Wait a minute, what are those commands, you referred to”?

Twitter has a list of commands operatable via web interface that let you get more out of Twitter.

These commands are pretty easy to grasp. e.g. commands like Whois, stats, track, follow are self-explanatory.

The most important ones that you might find useful in your daily addictive-life:

Note: All these commands are case-insensitive.

User related:

  • FOLLOW username: You can follow a user directly with this command
  • LEAVE username: Stop following a specific user and SMS notifications.
  • WHOIS username: Get User’s short Bio.
  • STATS: Some basic stats like no. of followers, following.
  • SET LOCATION placename: Sets your current location. (the new Geolocation feature) e.g. SET LOCATION
  • d username + message: Sends a person a private message, better known as Direct message.

Targeted Tweets:

  • GET username: Gives out all the Latest tweets for that user
  • STATS : Some basic stats like no. of followers, following.
  • TRACK term/ UNTRACK term/ UNTRACK all:  Subscribe/Unsubscribe to tweets containing term regardless who posted it.
  • TRACK: Ask twitter to return a list of all currently tracked terms.

Notifications:

  • ON username: Turn ON notifications for a specific Twitter User.
  • OFF username: turns off notifications for specified user.
  • OFF, STOP, QUIT or Unsubscribe – Turn Off all Notifications


And Of course there’s one more command that each one of you have have already used.. RT username. The command was added pretty late by Twitter, but I guess users are smarter.

What are your favorite commands?

[via: twitter, techiebuzz]

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  • nice list, i am specially interested in the ON and OFF command, it sounds like i can mute a person with it without deleting him from my list …. but how do i use the commands i tryed to write them in the search box but that did not work 🙁

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    • Sure, you have to type them in Normal tweet box and not search box. Hope that helps.

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      • thx, that did the trick

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      • hmm is it supposed to tweet the OFF xy message? i hope its only me seeing this tweets.

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        • “OFF username” will not be sent as a tweet, its just a command. You can confirm that by opening your twitter timeline too.

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          • arg, i know why it didnt work the name and the username of the person i wanted to mute were not the same and i wrote “OFF name” instead of his username so it got posted and didnt work.

            btw is the command OFF the same as blocking a user?

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  • Cool…. never knew of these… great find bro 😀

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  • Cool…. never knew of these… great find bro 😀

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