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What exactly does the # sign mean in front of a word. Is it a tag, or another way to do the @user ?
Also, how do you retweet?
I realize these sound a bit silly - I tried to look it up in help, but I couldn't find anything.
I think, to retweet, you just put an RT in front of the message. A # sign is a hashtag. I don't quite get those. Something about ranking hashes by their tags or some stupid thing. I think they're ridiculous on twitter.
I don't use the website to do my tweeting, though. I use either Digsby - which notifies me of my mail, facebook and myspace, lets me chat in yahoo or G-talk, and shows and sends my twitter stuff all in one messenger like application - or TweetDeck, which is like a desktop messenger app for Twitter (though you need to install Adobe Air to use it).
That way, Twitter is on my desktop all day and I don't have to mess around with an extra open window in my browser.