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Twitter tips and tricks I'm reasonably sure I came up with but I kinda wish more people should use

Warning: Those are kinda involved and features characters you won't find on your keyboard. If you're too lazy to fetch them from a random website I don't blame you I guess

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1. How to evade bots and algorithmic censorship

Use Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols and you’ll be none the wiser.

Example: ๐–ผ๐—‹๐—’๐—‰๐—๐—ˆ ๐–ญ๐–ฅ๐–ณ

It’s indisguishable from basic ASCII, except if you’re blind and you use a screen reader. In which case I hope you won’t mind for the sake of avoiding bots. Which is why Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. If possible, only use them for this exact use case.

2. Mention usernames without spamming them with notifications

Some people do for instance @.juju2143 or @/juju2143 to avoid sending useless notifications to someone on a tweet they know is going to be very popular or they don’t want you to see because they hate you but that’s kinda weird (also I don’t ever mind if you don’t do that send them notifications away ;))

Instead, wedge a zero-width space between the @ and the username! Impress your crowd! How do you do that! Here’s a few characters that should work:

Example: @โ€‹juju2143

Again, indistinguishable from a normal mention, except no link, but it’s also hard to copy and paste and will most likely break a lot of stuff, so use cautiously.

Have fun!

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