You can report a spammer account to Twitter three ways:
- Click the Report Spammer icon link under the user options in a tweet.
- Click the Report Spammer icon link on the user details page.
- Send a direct message to the Twitter account "spam" followed by the user's account name. Follow this syntax: d spam @username. For example: d spam @fake is a spammer!
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Friends, Favorites, Direct Messages
The following table provides tips on how to use the Twitter text commands relating to friends, favorites and direct messages.
|@username + message||Directs a tweet at named person, and causes your twitter to save in their "replies" timeline. Only you, named person, and users following both, will see this tweet in their timeline.||@caratina I love that song too, The Cure rules!|
|.@username + message||Same as above but allows all accounts to view the tweet. (Period at beginning.)||.@jennison I love that song too, Joy Division rules!|
|RT @username + their message||Retweet. When you copy and pass along someone else's message. This is the old method which is different that Twitter's "native" retweet.||RT @easychirp Working on some performance enhancements with the API.|
|MT @username + their message||Modified tweet. Similar to a Retweet, but when you modify someone else's message.||Cool! MT @EasyChirp is working on some performance enhancements with the Twitter API. #twitter #a11y|
|^ + user initials||For accounts with more than one author, the author adds a carat (^) and his initials to the end of the tweet to clarify who he is.||@somebody Yes, sent to email address associated with the account. ^DW|
|D username + message||Sends a person a direct (private) message.||d dennisl Want to meet at Starbucks at 4pm today?|
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