How To Ask A Question On Twitter

Want to know how to ask a question on Twitter? With literally millions of users, Twitter provides an almost endless supply of information, ranging from current research in autism to the most mundane details such as Miley Cyrus's shoe size. If there is something you want to know, someone on Twitter will probably have an answer.

To ask a question on Twitter, you will need the following:

  • A Twitter account

How to Ask a Question on Twitter

  1. Ask a question on Twitter as a status. Where the Twitter box says, "What's happening?" you can type in your question. Send it out into the universe for your followers and anyone who may stumble upon your profile to answer.
  2. Use a hashtag before any keywords in your question. Using hashtags makes it more likely that people pick up on your question and either answer it or retweet it to their followers. For example, if you want to know where you should go to buy an iPad, put a hashtag before iPad: Where can I find an #iPad? People searching for iPad will see your tweet and can send you a reply.
  3. Ask a question on Twitter through the search function. Do your own search for keywords in your question. Enter the keywords into the search box on your homepage, either with or without the hashtag. See what information you can find. @reply to anyone who seems to be knowledgeable in the subject. You may get an answer back, or at least a link to where to find more information.
  4. Follow people you find who are knowledgeable in the subject area. This allows them to direct message you an answer or link to an answer. No one can send you a private direct message unless you are a follower.

Never underestimate the power of the social networking when looking for information. Ask a question on Twitter and you will probably find the answer you seek.



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