This may seem like an obvious one for a lot of experienced Twitter users, but it seems like a lot of journalists still don’t know about that dot you sometimes see at the start of a tweet, before someone’s handle.
It’s there because if you start a tweet with someone’s handle, it’ll only appear in the timeline of people that follow you both. If you stick a full stop before it, everyone will see it.
It’s a good thing to do for publishers especially, to show that they have responded to people. And it is useful when a conversation might benefit from someone else jumping in or you just want to make it more open.
An example, chosen because it was the most recent one I could find in my account:
Tipster: Joel Gunter
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