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    #1

    If you are @sxsw today

    Does it mean "If you are sxsw today (with @ there you can inform sxsw of this message)"? That is, you have a lot of sock puppets online, today you use this sock puppet sxsw?

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    Dan Rather‏Verified account @DanRather 1d1 day ago

    Dan Rather Retweeted Hugh Forrest
    If you are @sxsw today please come check out our panel today "The War at Home: Trump and the Mainstream Media."Dan Rather added

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    Re: If you are @sxsw today

    @ is read as "at", so it means "If you are at SXSW today, please come and check out our panel ...". I have no idea what SXSW is, nor do I have any idea why sock puppets are mentioned in your first paragraph.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: If you are @sxsw today

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_by_Southwest

    South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 6 days, and Film running concurrently for 9 days.

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    #4

    Re: If you are @sxsw today

    Rather meant "If you are at the South by Southwest festival today...."
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    Re: If you are @sxsw today

    Right. South By Southwest is a major cultural event in the US. Most Americans following Dan would know what "@sxsw" means.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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