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If I'm private on twitter can someone who's not following me tweet me back?

If I'm private on twitter can someone who's not following me tweet me back?

Most Useful Answer theTWIT  Apr. 18, 2013 at 16:25

Sorry I'll give an example!

Say I'm private cos I don't want people I don't know (or like! :p) to see my tweets.
I post a tweet mentioning someone who doesn't follow me, say someone famous like .......... Stephen Fry?! Could they tweet me back without following me?

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2013 at 15:43

You mean tweet @ you or retweet something you tweeted?
You cannot automatically RT a protected account's tweets even if that protected account follows yours. But you can manually copy/paste what they tweeted...

If I misunderstood, please clarify :)

theTWIT  Apr. 18, 2013 at 16:25

Sorry I'll give an example!

Say I'm private cos I don't want people I don't know (or like! :p) to see my tweets.
I post a tweet mentioning someone who doesn't follow me, say someone famous like .......... Stephen Fry?! Could they tweet me back without following me?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2013 at 16:29

If you @ them? Yeah, I think they can see that tweet.... although...wait, no. Actually scratch that. They can't. I've been followed by people with protected acounts. The thing is: THEY can see my tweets and RT me, but I can't see theirs. I usually block people like that. #NoOffence
Twitter allows multiple accounts. And it allows fake IDs... Work your way around it ;)

Sorry, it keeps changing. And I've been blocked so often :p

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