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Webkinz Insider Members Have Questions About Twitter


webkinz cheatsFollowing the announcement by Ganz on Twitter that they had awarded three Sparkling Pegasus pets to Webkinz fans, we have been getting a TON of questions here on Webkinz Insider about the new pet and about Twitter itself.  Here are answers to the top three questions:
 
  • How do I sign up for a chance to win a Sparkling Pegasus?  At this point, we don't have an answer for this question.  Ganz announced that they had awarded three of these exclusive pets to "fans", but didn't specify if those fans were Twitter followers or Webkinz World players.  Until we hear from one of the winners, or until Ganz makes an announcement, there isn't any way to know.
 
UPDATE:  Thank you to Webkinz Insider member SnowCrystal for sharing the following direct message she received from Webkinz with us:  "They were sent through Twitter direct messages.  We'll give future ones out through Webkinz Newz contests, and maybe even KinzPost."
 
  • How do I sign up on Twitter?  It's easy.  You just need to go to http://twitter.com/ and create a profile.  Just like with any other website, internet safety on Twitter can be a concern. Anyone who creates a Twitter profile should be very careful about posting personal information. Children should check with their parents before signing up for Twitter or any other social-networking site.  If you are under the age of 13, you are NOT eligible to sign up for a Twitter account.
 
  • How can I send Ganz a message on Twitter?  Once you've signed up for Twitter, go to your "home" page and type a message.  The message must be no more than 140 characters and start with @webkinz.  As long as you include @webkinz in the message, the employees who monitor the Webkinz Twitter account will be able see what you have to say.  Remember, Twitter is a PUBLIC forum, so everyone on the internet can also read your message.  
 

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Good information to know, thanks. However I have more then 140 characters to voice my opinion about Ganz. heheh

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Thank you for letting us all know. My question is how do you get notified that someone tweeted that you follow? I follow WI and Ganz, but I am never notified that they tweet anything. Clearly I am the best computer person around!

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View Post Originally Posted by rollingfur
Thank you for letting us all know. My question is how do you get notified that someone tweeted that you follow? I follow WI and Ganz, but I am never notified that they tweet anything. Clearly I am the best computer person around!
Do you mean on your phone? If you want to have tweets sent to your phone you need to turn that option on. To have tweets sent to your phone, you must select that option on the "following" screen.

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View Post Originally Posted by FIA
Do you mean on your phone? If you want to have tweets sent to your phone you need to turn that option on. To have tweets sent to your phone, you must select that option on the "following" screen.
I asked my phone dude and he said that it costs money to have it sent to the phone. Is there another way to get notices or do you have to go to twitter to see them? I just thought it would be like other places and they would email you.

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View Post Originally Posted by rollingfur
I asked my phone dude and he said that it costs money to have it sent to the phone. Is there another way to get notices or do you have to go to twitter to see them? I just thought it would be like other places and they would email you.
You can pop up a web browser window and go to twitter.com and sign in. You can see everything from the web browser window (e.g. internet explorer, firefox).

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View Post Originally Posted by rollingfur
I asked my phone dude and he said that it costs money to have it sent to the phone. Is there another way to get notices or do you have to go to twitter to see them? I just thought it would be like other places and they would email you.
I don't have them sent to my phone either. My plan doesn't include text messaging.

You can read the tweets from WIdotcom, Webkinz, and Ganz eStore right on WI's front page. They're on the bottom-right side of the screen.

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I can't find the messaging thing can someone help me?

I can't find the messaging thing can someone help me find it?

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View Post Originally Posted by 4myalika5
I can't find the messaging thing can someone help me?

I can't find the messaging thing can someone help me find it?
You mean to send a message to Ganz?

Just go to your "home" page on Twitter:

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Thank you everyone for the help. I always read what is on WI all over the front page. I was just hopeing there was a way to be notified of a tweet. Why can't life be simple? Also I wish I could access my phone with WW. I missed the rug last night because I was at dinner with friends. Why do they have to happen when I am not at home? WHY? I think I might have a problem!

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Great info! Thanks FIA.

eStore Account for Pegaus

Hi everyone,
I'm just a guest, and I just heard about this website! It is so exciting! I do have a webkinz account, and I was wondering, do you have to have an eStore account, to get the Pegaus as a Prize? I was just asking if anybody new? ttyl ~Insider Guest

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What does twitter direct mean? Does that mean they sent them directly to the emails you used to sign up your twitter account or should I be looking somewhere on my twitter account? I don't know how twitter works and only signed up for 5 twitter accounts after they gave away the sweet tooth tigers to some twitter followers. This is not a good plan for a children's site that is geared toward children under 13yrs. What is the benefit for Gantz to have twitter followers? Do they get paid if they have a few thousand followers? There must be a reason they want us to sign up for twitter if they are willing to make most of their younger customers and their parents mad.

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Ok, so if I have unlimited texting on my phone, I can send the tweets there, right? Will the "direct messages" like the ones Ganz used to send out the Pegasus codes also appear on my phone, or will I have to go to the website to see those? Any help appreciated!

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Thanks Fia & Snowcrystal for the great & helpful info

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I have unlimited data plan on my phone, but text is blocked.
I don't have that feature.
I can't afford text.

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I went and looked at our twitter accounts and see where it says direct messages off to the side. All of my accounts say zero for direct messages so I didn't win one. I am looking at the Webkinz twitter and it says they have sent 88 tweets? Some of those tweets are directly to twitter followers answering a question they must have asked thru twitter. So now my question is if we can see the tweets they sent directly to those people shouldn't we be able to see the 3 tweets they sent directly to the winners saying they won a pegasus?

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View Post Originally Posted by Doggyfan
I went and looked at our twitter accounts and see where it says direct messages off to the side. All of my accounts say zero for direct messages so I didn't win one. I am looking at the Webkinz twitter and it says they have sent 88 tweets? Some of those tweets are directly to twitter followers answering a question they must have asked thru twitter. So now my question is if we can see the tweets they sent directly to those people shouldn't we be able to see the 3 tweets they sent directly to the winners saying they won a pegasus?

I'm assuming the direct tweet would be like a PM here, so no you wouldn't see it. It would be pointless to send a code that everyone could see, so I'm sure the direct ones are to that person privately. Hope that helps!

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View Post Originally Posted by MamaDragon3
I'm assuming the direct tweet would be like a PM here, so no you wouldn't see it. It would be pointless to send a code that everyone could see, so I'm sure the direct ones are to that person privately. Hope that helps!
I can be so dense sometimes . It never occured to me when I was wondering that the code would be in the message too, duh. I'm so illiterate when it comes to stuff like computers, twitter, and even newer cell phones that I can't figure out most of the buttons on, lol. Thanks for helping me .

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Webkinz on Twitter is very frustrating to me.
Just look:

GANZ- "Come join Twitter! We give out free prizes and information and sneak peaks! Look, we just awarded this new great pet!"
Twitter- "You need to be over 13 to be elegible for a Twitter account."
Webkinz World players (a site directed at kids)- "But most of us are under 13! How are we supposed to join Twitter and get prizes?"

Think about it, the majority of Webkinz players are under 13! So does it make sense for Ganz to try to encourage members to get Twitter accounts? No, it doesn't. It's almost like they are trying to make us break the Twitter rules...

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View Post Originally Posted by MamaDragon3
Ok, so if I have unlimited texting on my phone, I can send the tweets there, right? Will the "direct messages" like the ones Ganz used to send out the Pegasus codes also appear on my phone, or will I have to go to the website to see those? Any help appreciated!
I have unlimited texting too, but my phone guy (he is the only person I will buy phones from and has become a personal friend) said that it still costs money. It doesn't matter that you have unlimited. SOOOOOOOOO I would ask before you add it to your phone.

View Post Originally Posted by Kayfookey
Webkinz on Twitter is very frustrating to me.
Just look:

GANZ- "Come join Twitter! We give out free prizes and information and sneak peaks! Look, we just awarded this new great pet!"
Twitter- "You need to be over 13 to be elegible for a Twitter account."
Webkinz World players (a site directed at kids)- "But most of us are under 13! How are we supposed to join Twitter and get prizes?"

Think about it, the majority of Webkinz players are under 13! So does it make sense for Ganz to try to encourage members to get Twitter accounts? No, it doesn't. It's almost like they are trying to make us break the Twitter rules...
I completly understand. I think Ganz is trying to stay up with everyone else, but kids can't join. I think they are tyring to get parents involved. Even the survey this week asks about parents.
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