Garry wrote:michellekia wrote: @Gary
Yes life is an illusion. It's some kind of experience. I have to remind myself that our true multi-dimensional being is truly magnificent but we may or may not be able to feel our true being here. I always remind myself that I am experiencing this..I am not this...and that I am perceiving what I see..it's not necessarily true.
I understand and agree with your words in your post michellekia
What I would like you to explain to me is the reason you put the @ in front of my name
I have seen this many places on the net and never understood the significance of it .
I ask this in all honesty as I don't use Twitter and I believe that is where it has originated from
michellekia wrote: Gary, I have no idea where the @ comes from either. lol...everyone on social media seems to do it so I did it too. Have a great day.
On some online forums without threaded discussions, @ is used to denote a reply; for instance: "@Jane" to respond to a comment Jane made earlier. Similarly, in some cases, @ is used for "attention" in email messages originally sent to someone else. For example, if an email was sent from Catherine to Steve, but in the body of the email, Catherine wants to make Keirsten aware of something, Catherine will start the line "@Keirsten" to indicate to Keirsten that the following sentence concerns her. This also helps with mobile email users who cannot see bold or color in email.
In microblogging (such as Twitter and StatusNet-based microblogs), @ before the user name is used to send publicly readable replies (e.g. "@otheruser: Message text here"). The blog and client software can automatically interpret these as links to the user in question. When included as part of a person's or company's contact details, an @ symbol followed by a name is normally understood to refer to a Twitter ID. A similar use of the @ symbol was also made available to Facebook users on September 15, 2009.