The above message was from @stillmansays, although it is a reply tweet to me, everyone can see it, but you may not know what “the RT” means indeed. On Twitter, there are many similar tweets beginning with “@”, most of which you don’t know what they means without their contexts. So, how to find the context of a reply tweet and understand what the tweet talks about? Taking the tweet mentioned in the beginning of this post for example, this post will introduce three different ways for you to find the context of a reply tweet. I. Tweet Scan - Twitter and Microblog Search. Topsy - Real-time search for the social web.