Category Archives: Twitter

Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.

Santa Hat, A Christmas Icon

How to add a Santa hat to your twitter avatar.

Santa Hat

Santa’s Hat of soft red velvet with a nice furry white rim and a big white fluffy Pom Pom has become a Christmas icon. It is a true symbol of holiday season that brings joy to family and friends. I am giving twitter users two simple and popular ways to add holiday spirit to your twitter avatar and make it look like the Santa hat was in the original photo.

Chinese Activist Sentenced for Twitter Retweet

Female activist sentenced to a year labour re-education for political satire

Cheng Jianping

Chinese authorities have handed out a year-long labour re-education sentence, from November 15, 2010 to November 9, 2011 in Zhenzhou Shibali river labour re-education camp, to an online activist for re-tweeting a tweet frοm hеr fiance, Hua Chunhui (Twitter username: @wxhch).

365 Days on Twitter

GoldenTwine completed 365 days on Twitter.

GoldenTwine on Twitter

I joined Twitter rather late on September 26, 2009. Today, I have completed 365 days on Twitter. I have 20,921 followers and 20,910 following, listed in 2,080 lists, tweeted 20,414 times.

Twitter Tweet Button

Learn how to use twitter tweet button and add it to your site.

Tweet Button

Share buttons are small widgets added to sites to count how many times users shared a link on social media networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Share buttons help publishers grow traffic. Twitter has now officially released its own Tweet Button on August 12, 2010 to make sharing simple.

Suggestions for You to Follow on Twitter

Find new friends to follow as suggested by Twitter.

Suggestions for You

Twitter has rolled out a simple, but powerful new feature “Suggestions for You.” The algorithms in this feature suggest people you don’t currently follow that you may find interesting. The suggestions are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow. You’ll see these suggestions on and the Find People section.

Twitter Retweet Made Easy

Twitter guide to retweet to use them right.


Twitter is all about sharing information. Twitter’s Retweet (RT) feature enables you to quickly share a message on your timeline that you have liked with your followers who may have either missed out or didn’t receive on their timeline as they are not following the author of the tweet.

Twitter’s 20 Billionth Tweet

Twitter reaches another milestone hitting 20 billion tweets.

20 Billionth Tweet

According to tracking service Giga Tweet, Twitter has now crossed a record 20 billion tweets, just two months after the previous milestone of 15 billion tweets. Twitter sets this milestone when a Japanese twitter user sent world’s 20 billionth tweet of the four-year-old website.

Twitter Down for Maintenance

Twitter is down for scheduled 5 hours maintenance.

Twitter Maintenance

The micro-blogging site Twitter is down again but this time for planned network maintenance for a period of five hours between 11PM PST and 4AM PST (7AM GMT to 12 Noon GMT). During this time, some users are unable to use Twitter.

Twitter Reply, Mention and DM Made Easy

Twitter guide to reply, mention and DM to use them right

Reply, Mention and DM

We tweet, reply and retweet every day to make new friends or keep the old ones. A reply to another user’s regular tweet makes conversations in Twitter. He may then reply you back. Another user may join in the conversation or retweet or favorite one of your updates. You may then express your gratitude by mentioning those who engaged in conversation with you. A user may also send a private direct message to another user. This is the foundation of Twitter.