In this video, you’ll hear…
- Whether you should have your tweets be public or private.
- Who can see your tweets.
- What is a direct message, anyways?!
Hi! I’m Laura Roeder and I want to tell you who can see your Twitter messages. Are they totally public? Can just the people that you follow see them? Can just the people that followed you see them?
The answer is that unless you have your account set to a private account, which means you have that little lock icon on your account, which I don’t recommend that you do, unless you have that set up, all your tweets are totally public and they are searched and indexed by Google. So when somebody searches for a topic or something that you said, your tweet could come up. So I don’t want to scare you off from tweeting, but it is important to know that everything you’re writing is totally public and searchable by Google.
The only exception is direct messages or D-messages in Twitter. A direct message is Twitter’s version of an email and it is private. So when you send a direct message, it won’t show up on Google, it won’t show up publicly and will only be sent to the person that you are sending that message to, and the same goes for the direct messages that you receive that others sent to you.
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