Monday, November 4, 2013

How To Follow Your Child (or Anyone) On Twitter Without Joining Twitter

So I recently had to make a call to a relative regarding his son's Twitter account because I had come across some pretty disturbing material on the 15-year old's feed. When my relative answered the phone I asked, "Have you ever checked (his) Twitter feed?"  Not surprisingly, my relative responded, "never."
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At this point, I went on to describe a few of the things that I had seen and told my relative about an easy way to monitor his son on Twitter without having to go through the process of signing up for an account.  In fact, you can use this trick whether you have the newest smartphone or an old-school flip phone. Just text on followed by the Twitter name of the account you want to follow to the number 40404 (See the example below). If you ever want to stop getting the messages you can text off followed by the Twitter name to 40404. 


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  2. Hey Pal,

    I had no idea this was even a feature! Thanks for sharing it.

    Hope you're doing well, by the way -- it's been a while -- and hope that you're going to Educon this year. I"d love to catch up.

    Rock on,

    1. Hey Bill,

      Nice to hear from you. Things are good here! Hope all is well with you! I plan on being at Educon and look forward to catching up with you!

  3. Thank you - Both my husband and I have teenagers but do not want to keep up with twitter accounts. This information helped.