Last week Social Media Maven Alana Coticchia gave a great Twitter tip that I wanted to share with you. She said, “When you see a period in the front of a tweet, that isn’t a typo! By adding that period, you’re ensuring all of your followers will actually see the tweet! If you leave the period out, only the people that follow you and follow the handle will see it. The rule of thumb is if you start your tweet with someone’s handle, and want everyone to see it, insert a period!”
Really it’s all about being conversational versus shouting it from a mountain top. If you are just talking between each other you don’t need a period before a tweet. Shout it out with period before a tweet.