Private account on twitter

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Is there a way to see tweets from a private account that you don't follow?
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First, you could consider creating a pseudo account and then follow the person, that way you will be seeing all their tweets.

You could find out if they use a link shortener; twitter link shorteners makes the account lose some protection, thus if you find the link you can access the tweets.

If you have a friend who is following the said person you could borrow their logins and view the tweets using another person’s account, that way you needn’t bother following them.

You could also consider searching tweets replies to the original posts, that way you could get an idea of what the tweet is all about.

Lastly you could find out the internet address of the persons profile, access the address and read the tweets. Such an address will normally look like “http://twitter.com/#!@%/”

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  • TheRealRaven
    There are workarounds such as creating an alternative account and getting it allowed by the protected account holder. But otherwise there wouldn't be much use for 'Protect'.
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  • ToddN2000
    There are a few ways like the others have mentioned, but it involves some work and searching on your part. Are these tweets really worth the effort?  If that interested why not follow?  Were you a follower rand got kicked? 
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  • Subhendu Sen

    Why do you want to see  tweets from a private account that you don't follow? Is there a special cause? Without knowing the actual cause, it is not possible to provide a good reply.

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  • idllclly
    It's kinda embarrassing but it's my ex account. Something happened last weekend and I wanted to know what he said about it. It's not that important, I'm just curious
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If the matter is not an important for you then why are you worried about that? You can search on Twitter and can check that, if it allows.
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  • ToddN2000
    The best chance is to see if another follower retweeted or if you know a follower personally, try and contact them to see what was said. They may not want to reveal the details though depending on their strength of their relationship.
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