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If I want to send a tweet to someone via twitter, what are the ways to do that and what are the odds they will see it?

I set up 2 test accounts (not actually the screen names, but let's say they are test1 and test2) and from test1, I tweeted

@test2 test message.

Logging in on another machine as test2, I don't see that message.

Another way is to direct message someone? but if they aren't following you, they don't get it, right?

comments?  thoughts?

thanks!
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If I want to send a tweet to someone via twitter, what are the ways to do that

Two ways.  Mention publicly and/or Direct Message if they follow you.

and what are the odds they will see it?

Depends on them.  By default, Twitter no longer emails people when someone mentions or direct messages them but if you care about your Twitter account you usually check the Notification tab to see what is going on.  I personally do have email notifs turned on but my Twitter is low volume enough that it doesn't bother me.

Logging in on another machine as test2, I don't see that message.

You may not see in on the simple timeline depending on a number of factors.  Check the Notifications tab.
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notifications!  Thanks.  That makes it easy to see the incoming message.

So is that the same as typing @myusername in the search box?  No I guess that also shows what that person tweeted out (was wondering if I could create a similar view of what they would see in the notifications / would my note be lost in the noise / are lots of others mentioning / sending messages to this person).

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So is that the same as typing @myusername in the search box?

No, a search for a user is not a tweet at them.

was wondering if I could create a similar view of what they would see in the notifications

No, the notification stream is personalized to that user.  You also can't easily replicate what another user's timeline is, because again, personalized to them.  You can sort of see how popular a user is by going to their profile:

https://twitter.com/UserName/

and clicking on their tweets to expand to tweet w/reply view but you can't easily see who is talking to them aside from searching for the username.

At the end of the day, assume your tweet will be seen by most normal people.  People with large followings generate lots of mentions and they probably ignore almost all of those except for people they know.
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