Okay, that's pretty cool that the Fox 24 Twitter account responded to me. They have over 100,000 followers. But the bad news is, because they started the tweet with my user handle (@SEvanTownsend) only I saw it. This is something a lot of people on Twitter don't seem to understand.
Start a tweet with a user handle and only that person and people who follow both of you will see:
@DaleJr Great race! #Daytona500
will only be seen by @DaleJr. So put something in front of the user handle:
Hey, @DaleJr Great race! #Daytona500
Or if your tweet is long and bumping up against 140 characters, just put a period (dot):
.@DaleJr that was a great race the way you came from behind. #Daytona500
(Yes, I know that's no where near 140 characters.)
So I wasn't sure if the @24Fox account intern who does their social media doesn't know this, or they did it on purpose. Because sometimes you only want the person you're addressing to see it, not all your followers. However, this isn't as private as a Direct Message (DM) so don't use this for anything you don't want others to see. If someone looks at your tweets, they'll see this message.
I am constantly amazed at how many people on Twitter don't seem to know this trick.