Have you ever heard a tongue twister? Try saying “Unique New York” three times fast! Or “Flash Message”! I’ve written my own Tweester*, then included a list of Twitter Jargon for all those new users learning how to effectively use Twitter. Hope you enjoy! ( And please retweet 🙂 )
How many Tweets would a Twitter Tweep Twoosh Tweet, if a Tweeple did Dweet Tweets?
“A Twitter Tweeple Tweeted a Twoosh Tweet.
Did the Twitterrer Tweet a Dweet Tweet?
If the Tweetle gets a ReTweet for the Twoosh Dweet?
Would the Twittosphere Twitterati have a new Tweep? ”
Tweester*: A Tongue Twister on Twitter. Might be known as tongue twist tweets
Twitter: A MicroBlogging service. Free of charge and available to the public.
Tweet: (Noun & Verb) Anything you write and publish on twitter is called tweet. Maximum 140 char.
Twitter Handle: Username, Profile, or URL.
Timeline: Twitter homepage, shows all the tweets from people you follow.
Follow: to receive tweets from that person in your timeline. Like subscribe.
Follower: a subscribed person.
Follow Back: its common courtesy to follow a person who is following you back. Not a rule. Not applicable for spam.
Hashtags (#) used before keywords in tweets to categorize the tweets.
Mention: like tagging, use to contact the person by using a username anywhere in the tweet.
Favourite: by adding a star, you have marked this tweet as a favorite tweet, and others will be able to see that.
List: when you follow a lot of people, categorize people with lists for easier viewing and control.
ShortURL: With the 140 char limit, you need to conserve space. There are services that shorten the links you post from twitter and from third parties.
RT: Retweet. A tweet was tweeted again by another user.
MT: Modified tweet. A tweet that is a paraphrase of a tweet originally written by someone else.
PRT: Partial ReTweet. A tweet that is the truncated version of another tweet.
DM: Direct message. A direct-message is a private message sent to or from your inbox. It’s private. Important to note: To DM someone all you need to type is D username message.
VIA: sharing an article written by someone else
HT: Hat Tip. Simlar to VIA Givinga shared link credit to the original author
CC**: Carbon copy. Use the same way as Email.
TY**: Thank you
YW**: Your welcome
BTW**: By the Way
FYI**: For Your Information
Twoosh: A full 140 character tweet.
Dweet: A Drunk Tweet
Dwoosh*: A Drunk Tweet using 140 char. Very rare.
Twitterrhea: the act of sending too many twitter messages
Tweeple: twitter member user people
Tweet Up: when a group of twitterers agree on a set time to tweet together
tweetin same as tweetup
Twitterati: The glamorous group of Alist twitterers everyone wants to follow
Twitosphere: The total community of twitterers
Twitterverse: The universe of Twitter
#QOTD: Quote Of The Day
#TOTT: Tweeting On The Toilet
#FF: Hashtagging the follow Friday as promoted by followfriday.com
Klout: Klout.com score, measures your online influence.
Crowdbooster.com measures social reach
Tweepi.com lets you manage your twitter account
Hootesuite.com manage multiple accounts.
I came across an attempted Tweester by @dhollings, he simply replaces the first two letters of any word with “TW”, and also uses any other “TW” related words. I think it promotes motivation for extra creativity and original content out there! Here it is:
Twoubling Twitter Tongue Twister
Twelve twittering twins twiddling tweets between twilight, twice twirled twaddling tweets twinging twiddly twerps upon twinkletoed trolls. Twas retweeted twice by tweenagers, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who Twittered twenty three tweets like tongue twisted twerps eating Twinkies twofold.
*Please note that Tweeter and Dwoosh are my creations, so kindly use them freely as part of the Twitterverse Jargon.
** Normal linguistic chat rules apply