Many people putting @names at the beginning of their tweets realize these do not go into the Twitter “newsfeed”. For years many have been putting a dot in front of the @name at the front of a tweet like this: .@name to make sure that it did go into the feed.
Just in case, you weren’t aware that tweets beginning with the @name will be filtered, it is important to know that the new Twitter redesign for 2014 is filtering them off the default of your Twitter profile entirely.
The point of this is that Twitter expects that if you hit “reply” which automatically puts an @name at the beginning of a tweet and you leave it at the front of the tweet, you are in a conversation that the rest of us don’t need to hear. If you are in a Twitter Chat and include the hash tag, at least others in the chat will see it. If you have HashTracking doing a transcript, it will be there too. But it won’t be on the default of your Twitter profile.
The “Tweets Only” view includes RT’s.
To understand what I mean by that, please look at the Tweets Only view sample in the screen shot below. Debra has tweeted two retweets, one by Bruce Sallan and one by YPO. Both of these are displayed in the Tweets only view.
Pinned Tweets only work in the “Tweets Only” default mode.
Following are screen shots of the Tweets (only) view seen by default, and the Tweets and Replies view that the visitor has to choose.
Explaining the Whole Twitter 2014 Redesign
The Twitter redesign roadmap published December 2013 by The Verge