Updated 5/23/2013: Thanks @Jason Coleman:
For anyone wondering, the /home/?status= URLs don’t work anymore. You need to use the “intent” URLs. e.g.
You may have seen Twitter contests where to enter you need to “Click Here to Retweet” a certain message. Here is how it is done!
You can add a custom message to the Twitter URL as a link like so:
When you click it, you will be brought to your Twitter home page (if you are logged on already) and the status box will now say “Custom Message Here”. Obviously you can put in whatever text you wish to be displayed.
What do you do if you want to put spaces, hashtags, slashes and other special characters in your message? You can use an URL Encoder like this to do the work for you.
When you encode the URL, be sure to append it to http://twitter.com/home?status=
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