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How to Disable / Enable NSFW Content in Twitter

Are you tired of Twitter warning you about potentially sensitive, not-safe-for-work content? You can get rid of these warnings by changing one setting. If you’re previously turned off sensitive content warnings, you can chang…

Nobody Cares About Twitter

If you’re a certain type of person, it might feel like Twitter is where everything’s happening on the internet. That is very much not the case. Outside of the bubble, most people simply do not care about the bird site….

“Did You See My Tweet?”

“Did you see my Tweet?” A friend once asked me this and I reacted like he showed me a picture of his poop, which is sort of the same thing.

What Is Twitter Circle, and Should You Use It?

Twitter makes it easy to blast your thoughts out for everyone to see. However, you may not always want all your followers to see every single tweet. That’s where a feature called “Twitter Circle” comes in….

A Twitter Alternative: How Does Mastodon Work?

Want to keep an eye on the world’s events beyond the corporate eye of Twitter? Then the microblogging platform Mastodon might just be for you. Here’s a look at what it is, how it works, and how it compares to Twitter….

How To Flag Your Tweet for Sensitive Content

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks a “Show” button. Here’s how to do it….

Is Twitter Down? Here’s How to Check (and Fix It)

Twitter is both a useful service and a distracting time-sink, at least it is when you can access the service. Sometimes accessing Twitter is not possible either due to an outage or problems on your end. Here’s what you can do…

How to Remove Followers on Twitter

If you don’t like someone following you on Twitter but don’t want to block them, you can remove them from your followers list. This only takes a few clicks, and here’s how to do it on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site….

How to See What Data Twitter Has on You

Twitter collects all sorts of data on you, from when you created your account and places you’ve been, to personally-identifying information such as your name, age, and gender. Here’s how to see what Twitter knows about you….

How to DM on Twitter

On Twitter, you can DM (Direct Message) someone to communicate with them privately. Twitter allows sending and receiving DMs on both its website and mobile apps, and we’ll show you how to do that.

How to Pin a Tweet on Twitter

By pinning a tweet, you can display your most important tweet at the top of your Twitter profile. This tweet appears at the top no matter how many tweets you post afterward. We’ll show you how to do this….

What Is Twitter Blue, and Is It Worth $3 a Month?

Paying to use social media? That might seem crazy, but that’s the idea of “Twitter Blue.” For $3 per month, you get additional features that aren’t available to free users. Is it really worth it? Let’s find out….

How to Start and Use Twitter Spaces

The popularity of Clubhouse led to the introduction of Twitter Spaces. This feature found within the social network allows you to easily create audio-only chat rooms that anyone can “drop in” and listen to. We’ll show you how…

How to Add Alt Text to Images on Twitter

Alt Text, or Alternative Text, is an important way to make the web more accessible to people with visual impairments. With Twitter, you can ensure that a wider audience can understand your tweets by adding alt-tags to your i…

How to Mute Fleets on Twitter

Twitter’s take on “stories,” which is called Fleets, allows you to post disappearing media and text. But if you find stories out of place on Twitter, or simply don’t want people you follow to appear on top of your feed, you c…

How to Change Your Twitter Username

On Twitter, your username serves as both an expression of your personality and a digital address that allows others to direct messages your way on the service. If you’d like to change your Twitter username, you can do so easi…

How to Limit Who Can Reply to Your Tweets

Although social media is typically used to build communities, you occasionally might want to share something on Twitter without receiving replies. Thankfully, you can choose who can reply to your tweets using the Twitter iPho…
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