You're correct; this approach is only useful for alerting you when a person is actively posting in real time, and because it's real time, you know the user is currently "online." But I'm not convinced you can acquire that type of information if someone is just browsing the Twitter website and looking at tweets. In other words, using HTTP status codes to check if a person is online is not reliable.
The best way to find out if a person is active on Twitter is to look at their profile page. If they have one, that is. Some people may choose not to display their email address or full name on their profile page, but most important information about these users is usually available through their username. For example, if you wanted to know if John Doe was a real person, you could go to the top of the Twitter website and click on the @ symbol next to his username (or any other username). This will take you to his profile page where you can see all the information about him including his phone number and address.
So really, being on Twitter means having an account with a valid email address and having done some sort of configuration step to make your username and profile information available to others. This might include filling out your profile page, which includes your email address, age, location, occupation, and more.
Being on Twitter also means that someone else is able to access your account.
Following the submission of a complaint, you will receive a confirmation message from Twitter informing you that they have received your report (it may take up to 24 hours before you see a message). They will investigate the reported account, Tweet(s), and/or direct message (s). If the reported content is not appropriate, we will remove it from our system. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee when or if we will be able to restore your follower count.
Your Twitter username and email address will be provided to the organization that filed the complaint. This information will only be used for the investigation of this specific complaint. Once your account has been deleted, it will no longer appear in these reports.
Circleboom is the most efficient and accurate approach to determine when the majority of your Twitter followers are online. It's simple to get started; simply follow these steps:
Using this method, any visitor to your profile page will be counted as a view.
However, keep in mind that people can use other tools to visit your profile page including browser plugins and social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon. So, if you see a lot of traffic from these sources, make sure they are coming from actual visitors to your site instead of spammers trying to exploit this feature.
Also, remember that although you can see which profiles visited yours, you cannot track who looked at each profile. So, even if you knew the IP address of every person who visited your profile page, you would not be able to find out what they had searched for or done on Twitter otherwise you could with the web tracker technique described here.
The individual you followed on Twitter will be notified that you have followed them. They will not get to know you until or until they visit your profile to view your tweets or the number of people you follow or follow. They can then follow you back if they so choose.
Twitter has a digital Rosetta Stone that allows it to know who you are, no matter where you are. While MoPub knows a lot about the websites and apps Amy has used, it still doesn't know everything. For example, she uses a different browser on her phone than she does on her computer, so some features may not work the way you expect.
Here's how they do it: When you log in with your email address and password, Twitter checks the IP addresses of those requests against its own database of known spammers and abusers. If it finds any matches, then it assumes you're a spammer or abuser yourself and refuses to let you login.
However, if you haven't done anything wrong, then Twitter will still allow you to log in. When you do, it will ask you for more information about your device, including but not limited to its make and model, location information, number of screens, web browser type, version, and operating system (OS). This information is used by Twitter to personalize your experience on the site.
For example, if you use a mobile device but you've signed up with an iPad account, then Twitter will show you content tailored to your interests based on what other users have told us they like on their iPads.
Twitter is a social networking and real-time communication website that was created in 2006 and is used by millions of individuals and businesses to share and find information fast. It is most popular among users with access to the Internet. Tweets can be sent via SMS, email, or directly from the web interface.
In addition to text posts, tweets can also include photos, videos, links, quotes, comments, polls, games, and stickers. Users can follow other users' activities on Twitter, receive updates from them, and read their tweets. Users can also send direct messages (DM's) to other users which will only be seen by those two users.
Twitter uses a combination of algorithms and human input to decide which tweets to show in user's feeds. In addition to using its own algorithm, Twitter may also use third-party services to determine which tweets to show for certain events such as World Cup games or US elections. These services may use any number of criteria to make their decisions including popularity, recent activity, relationship to organizations, or specific people.
When someone clicks on a link in a tweet, they are taken to another webpage hosted by Twitter called a "timeline". Here they can see what others are saying about the topic being discussed in the original tweet.