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If you include their correct Twitter name (e.g. " @username") in your tweet, then your tweet will show up in their list of Mentions. However, they need to be checking their list of Mentions in order to see it.
Don't be offended if you mention someone and they don't acknowledge your mention. They may have been away from Twitter for a little while and have too many to catch up with. They may get too many mentions to be able to acknowledge each one.
Another possibility: If you mentioned them in an RT and didn't leave a space in front of their username, they won't get the mention.
If you put the username at the beginning of your tweet, however, you don't need a space in front of it.
Last updated on July 13, 2010 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi