Adding the @ symbol along with a Twitter user name directs your message to that specific user. Others can see it as well but it is method to attract someone's attention on Twitter.  Adding a reply to your tweet will help get it noticed by not only the user you included on the reply, but others as well. It is different than a direct message, the topic for tomorrow.

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Today's Task:

Today your task is to send out five tweets which include a reply. Some of these replies can be users that you know and follow on Twitter, others can just famous individuals or name brands. If you have a question about a project try stating the question, adding the Twitter user name of the company and see if they respond.