Have you received an email from Twitter stating you were mentioned in a tweet? Not too sure what mentions are? No problem!
Mentions are a feature of Twitter where you name is included in someone’s tweet. For example “today the weather was great, @example and I spent the day relaxing in the sun”.
Mentions are an effective way of promoting a page as it appears on a tweet feed of everyone who follows the person who made that tweet.
Therefore if a person has 1000 followers then your page could be viewed by 1000 followers.
To mention someone in a tweet simply put @ and their name which links to their page. A very common mention is included within a thank you for following a tweet.