Remember when you could see everyone’s conversation with anyone? Now that’s only the case if you follow both parties of the conversation. Otherwise, it’s completely cut off to you. It was so much easier and efficient to make a new connection everyday back then. And if you’ve been paying attention to Twitter lately, then you’re aware that those long lost conversations are starting to make a comeback.
The New Dot MovementI think Twitter really underestimates the power of its community sometimes. These days Twitter users are starting to share many ways circumvent a lot of Twitter’s dysfunctional tweeting standards. Take for example how people on Twitter are starting to put a period (.) right before replying to someone. They’ve started doing this so everyone can keep up with valuable conversations that they’re having. Here’s a better example via a recent tweet of mine:
.@AieshaDot Example tweet of the shortcut to show Twitter replies to everyone who’s following you – http://bit.ly/8OghhOWith Twitter’s default, and unchangeable settings, no one has been able to see conversations between folks if they aren’t following both parties. This used to be one of the most effective ways to make naturally be introduced to new connections and conversations surrounding a business or topic.