Can I tweet the followers of someone else?

Posted on 2012-09-16
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
Can I tweet the followers of someone else?

Do other people block tweeting their followers?

I mean, I can't tweet followers of someone huge?
Question by:beavoid

    Author Comment

    Well, if I follow someone, do I get tweets to that account relayed to me?

    Author Comment

    Is there a directory of political people, fans, political junkies in my sphere to contact?
    LVL 12

    Accepted Solution

    Question 1: No, you can't tweet to the exact list of followers of another person, or group of people.

    Twitter does have what they call "Promoted" tweets, hashtags (#<keyword>), and  suggested followers (entitled "Who to Follow in your left column).  You could conceivably use that, but your message wouldn't be guaranteed to be seen.

    Question 2: Yes, if you follow someone, you will get all their tweets in your "timeline".  Twitter is interesting, because if you aren't following it in the moment you will have to scroll back to see all the tweets that you missed.

    Question 3: I'm sure that there probably are twitter directories, and there are also twitter services like Refollow that work to help you gain followers in different segments (politics, music, sports, etc.).

    I started out building who I follow by taking the blogs, articles and other publications that I read and following those people on twitter.  Over time, I've built up the people that I follow from related articles and online postings, as well as looking at and following retweets of other different authors from my current list of followers.

    Let me know if you have any follow-up questions.
    LVL 52

    Assisted Solution

    by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
    Check out and on

    It sounds like you are trying to use twitter like an email list and it does not work that way.  What you want to do is be interactive.  If you want to reach out to followers of a specific person, engage that person in a conversation by using, @TheirTwitterHandle.  

    If your tweet is aimed at a party you could use a hashtag, #Democrate or #Republican. You could also use #PolitcalJunkies as people may have those saved searches.  

    Keep in mind that if you are trying to reach out to group of people, you can't treat this as old interruptive advertising.  @freshcontent eluded to the fact you start out small and build up.  With social media you need to be engaging without being intrusive because you can be easily blocked if nobody wants to "hear" you.

    Featured Post

    Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

    After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

    Join & Write a Comment

    On April 11th, 2011, Google’s next iteration of the Panda algorithm was rolled out to English language queries in the USA, and the original Panda update was rolled out to all English language queries from around the world.  This update caused  addit…
    Hi, as of you all know new ,interacting social networking site is come in market i.e, nothing but Google plus (Google+). So it is obvious that everyone will compare it to the Facebook network. Facebook has all the interacting features which an indi…
    The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to make an account for Skype and brief over view of all the options. There are three parts in this series.
    The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user what do the general settings mean under the preference tab in Skype.

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    23 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now