The Dot Trick
There are some tricks that are not apparent at first view. Such is the case with the ‘dot’ or character before the @ in your replies. Without it, your Tweets will NOT show up to ALL of your followers, UNLESS they happen to follow both you and the person you are replying to.
The Dot Usage
The use of the ‘dot’ in your mention and replies should only be used when the information you are providing is essential to all of your followers. This should not be overused. If you are posting a response or mention that only has to do with the individual you are writing to, don’t use it, as everyone will be included in your conversation. Think of this as the difference in Reply To or a Reply To All
Creating More Possibilities
Keith and Sue Mohr