Chris Messina


In 140 characters:

CC is used to notify one or more Twitter users that a message might be of interest to them.



CC'ing ("carbon copying" in historic terms) is a useful way to point a tweet at someone so that they see it. It's a more intentional way of performing a mention without directly addressing the target. It is designed to mimic email's CC: field.


Details and Use Cases:

To use a CC "field", one simply needs to insert "cc @username" into a tweet:

Twitter / Chris Messina: Started pooling type geeks ...


Better yet, remove the parentheses and use the slasher instead, to save yet another character!

Twitter / Chris Messina: It's like TripIt for ships ...

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