Following-up your own Tweets and Creating a Sensible Thread

We all have faced that moment when we need to add a little more to your last tweet, or comment on an earlier Tweet. Here we discuss how to do that!

We all have faced that moment when we need to add a little more to your last tweet. May be what you have in mind can’t simply fit into 140 characters limit, and you need to find a way around to get your whole opinion out there. May be you tweeted something and then you remember you need to add something more to it.

I have seen some people divide ideas into multiple tweets and place “1st of 3”, “2nd of 3” etc at the end of the tweet, so that people who sees that would look for next tweets as well. Some simply use “1/3”, “2/3”, “3/3”. This approach doesn’t do anything more than letting people know there are more tweets related to the one someone just saw. They have to come to your Twitter profile and look for the other related tweets. If the tweet is few days or more old, they will have a hard time searching for it and it’s most likely that they will never bother to.

The only solution is finding a way to display all the related tweets in one place.

That is impossible, right? We don’t have any options to tell Twitter that there will be following-up tweets for the one you’re currently tweeting, or tell it that the current tweet is a follow-up for a previous one. Well, not really – we have that option. But it is hidden in the plain sight.

We all know that Twitter can identify replies to tweets and it can display a tweets with all the replies to it. We are going to use that feature for our purpose. I am not sure whether Twitter intended it this way, but it makes sense and does work. This can’t be any more simple – you just have to reply to your own tweet!

When you have a lengthy idea to be tweeted, just start typing. When you reach 133 characters, type “… TBC” so that people would know that the tweet isn’t complete and it is “To Be Continued”, and then tweet it. Now click the “Reply” button for the tweet you just tweeted. Twitter will automatically fill in your Twitter username and any other Twitter usernames you had in the last tweet in the reply box, just select them all and delete. Type the rest of the tweet. If your tweet is exceeding limits again, just repeat the process.

If you need to add something more or “comment” on a previous Tweet you tweeted, just find that old Tweet and reply to it. Just remember to delete unwanted usernames Twitter auto fills for you.

Following is an screenshot of a Twitter thread created that way:

Twitter Thread

On 11th of October, I have tweeted about a glitch I experienced in news reader app Feedly. On 17th, I found that they have fixed it. I needed to comment on my tweet about the glitch and say they have fixed it, so I did what I explained above. If someone directly come to the original Tweet, they’ll see my comment and know that the issue is no longer there.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think about this.

Credits: Some Image(s) From: http://wallnen.com/wallpaper/twitter-02-hd-wallpaper.html.

Medium – the next thing from the creator of Twitter and Blogger

Evan Williams, the co-founder of Blogger and Twitter, has created another place to publish text. Medium – simpler than Blogger and lengthier than Twitter.

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Enable receiving money to Sri Lanka through PayPal.

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What is PayPal?

PayPal is the most popular money transferring service used online. Although it is a service provided by a private company, it is considered the de facto standard of online money transfers.

PayPal is very useful for internet users to pay online for the goods and services they purchase through internet, and get paid for goods and service they sell online.

Although it is necessary to sign up for a PayPal account in order to receive money through PayPal, one doesn’t need a PayPal account to make payments to someone’s’ PayPal accounts. You can use your credit or debit card to make payments to anyone’s PayPal account. This makes PayPal the premier money transfer service. Continue reading “Enable receiving money to Sri Lanka through PayPal.”

ICTA and CBSL, please bring PayPal full support to Sri Lanka!

ICTA and CBSL, please bring PayPal full support to Sri Lanka!PayPal is the de facto standard online money transferring service. But as Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) doesn’t support transferring money into Sri Lanka through PayPal, Sri Lankan online service providers like freelancers are facing huge trouble getting earned money into their bank accounts. Continue reading “ICTA and CBSL, please bring PayPal full support to Sri Lanka!”

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Google ගේ නවතම සමාජ ජාලයක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමේ උත්සාහය වන Google+ මේ වන විට එම ක්‍ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්තයා වන Facebook ට අභියෝගයක් එල්ළකරන එකක් බවයි ‍බොහෝ දෙනාගේ අදහස. නමුත් මගේ අදහස නම් ඔවුන් දෙදෙනා යන්නේ එකම දිශාවකටද වුවත්, ගමනේ ගමනාන්තයක් නැති නිසාත් දෙදෙනා යන්නේ වෙන වෙනම මාර්ග දෙකක නිසාත් මොවුන් එකිනෙකාට තර්ජනයක් නොවී – සහයෝගය කෙසේ වෙතත් – එකම අඩවියේ සුව සේ වාසය කරන්නට මොවුන් දෙදෙනාටම හැකියාව ඇති බවයි.

Google+ සහ Facebook | අයියා මල්ලී වාගේ අයියා මල්ලී...Google ගේ නවතම සමාජ ජාලයක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමේ උත්සාහය වන Google+ මේ වන විට එම ක්‍ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්තයා වන Facebook ට අභියෝගයක් එල්ළකරන එකක් බවයි ‍බොහෝ දෙනාගේ අදහස. නමුත් මගේ අදහස නම් ඔවුන් දෙදෙනා යන්නේ එකම දිශාවකටද වුවත්, ගමනේ ගමනාන්තයක් නැති නිසාත් දෙදෙනා යන්නේ වෙන වෙනම මාර්ග දෙකක නිසාත් මොවුන් එකිනෙකාට තර්ජනයක් නොවී – සහයෝගය කෙසේ වෙතත් – එකම අඩවියේ සුව සේ වාසය කරන්නට මොවුන් දෙදෙනාටම හැකියාව ඇති බවයි.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011; Making it the “Social World Cup” – Express Yourself!

Specially, “Social World Cup” here means bringing the influence of cricket fever to the cyber world, as cricket world cup fever is socially spreaded enough already in Indian sub-continent, I guess other major cricketing nations are the same. So, according to Amitha – and your common sense – Internet and it’s media have spreaded all over the world now than ever, even in this Indian sub-continent where cricket is almost a religion. So, when we take these facts together, we see the best opportunity for ICC CWC2011 to be the first ever “Social World Cup”.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011A while ago Amitha Amarasinghe published a post called “Cricket World Cup 2011 Will Become the First Ever ‘Social World Cup’” in his blog “Ami’s Space“. There he discussed what are potentials of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to become the first ever “Social World Cup”, that past world cups hadn’t comparing this year with the past.

Specially, “Social World Cup” here means bringing the influence of cricket fever to the cyber world, as cricket world cup fever is socially spreaded enough already in Indian sub-continent, I guess other major cricketing nations are the same. So, according to Amitha – and your common sense – Internet and it’s media have spreaded all over the world now than ever, even in this Indian sub-continent where cricket is almost a religion. So, when we take these facts together, we see the best opportunity for ICC CWC2011 to be the first ever “Social World Cup”.

As Amitha have already discussed about why this can be made social, I am going to discuss about How to make ICC CWC2011 social. Continue reading “ICC Cricket World Cup 2011; Making it the “Social World Cup” – Express Yourself!”

[Telecommunication] මොබිටෙල් ගේ “ඉස්පෑමිං පැසිලිටිය”!

මොබිටෙල්ලා කරන අන්තිම ජරා වැඩක් තමයි සාමාන්‍ය දුරකතන අංක වලින් ඇමතුම් දීලා ඒ අයගේ වෙළඳ ප්‍රචාරක බලෙංම අපිට අහන්න සලස්වන එක. සිංහලෙක් කියනවනං “ස්පෑම්” කරන එක. හැබැයි මොබිටෙල්ලා ඒක ගැන හිතං ඉන්නේ ඒක අපිට කරදරයක් නෙවෙයි පහසුකමක් කියලා!

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitelමොබිටෙල්ලා කරන අන්තිම ජරා වැඩක් තමයි සාමාන්‍ය දුරකතන අංක වලින් ඇමතුම් දීලා ඒ අයගේ වෙළඳ ප්‍රචාරක බලෙංම අපිට අහන්න සලස්වන එක. සිංහලෙක් කියනවනං “ස්පෑම්” කරන එක. හැබැයි මොබිටෙල්ලා ඒක ගැන හිතං ඉන්නේ ඒක අපිට කරදරයක් නෙවෙයි පහසුකමක් කියලා! Continue reading “[Telecommunication] මොබිටෙල් ගේ “ඉස්පෑමිං පැසිලිටිය”!”