Top 50 Twitter Terms

  1. @reply - An @reply is a Twitter update that begins with @username. It is a way to say something...
  2. #word - Because Twitter provided no easy way to group tweets or add extra data, the Twitter...
  3. bieber baiting - The practice of taking the Bieb’s name in vain to drive traffic to your Twitter...
  4. blogosphere - The shared intellectual space inhabited by bloggers (people who blog). It is actually...
  5. digital dirt - Unflattering information or opinions that you may have written on blogs or in chat...
  6. DM - On Twitter, for example, a direct message is a message between only you and the person...
  7. flash mob - What is a flash mob? It's a large group of people who gather together suddenly in...
  8. FOMO - As heard at South by Southwest, while social networking it's the state of paying partial...
  9. hashtag - The name for the hash sign (#) added to a word or phrase that lets Twitter users search...
  10. hashtag activism - What is hashtag activism? It refers to the use of Twitter's hashtags for Internet...
  11. HT - When seen on Twitter, it usually refers to Hat Tip, which is a way of attributing...
  12. indigenous content - Another name for user-generated content, it means content that is "created by the...
  13. influencer - Specific individuals who are active on social media sites and have "influence" over...
  14. Larry the Bird - The name of the Twitter bird! The company named their bird "Larry" in honor of the...
  15. lifestreaming - A "stream" is the live flow of digital information. A "lifestream" refers specifically...
  16. microblog - Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates...
  17. moblog - The practice of blogging using mobile devices, such as a smartphone and a cam.
  18. news feed - Spelled as two words, it refers to RSS, a technology that allows you to see when...
  19. online jargon - Online jargon is the specialized language, chat acronyms, text message shorthand,...
  20. PMHT - Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat,...
  21. post - A noun for a message entered into a network such as a newsgroup, discussion group,...
  22. real-time - Most commonly used to describe a form of technology that allows you to see, hear,...
  23. retweet - To copy and post another person's Twitter content. When someone retweets you, it is...
  24. selfie - A "selfie" refers to a self-portrait that you post online. It is specifically a picture...
  25. sexting - What is sexting? It's a play on the words sex and texting, "sexting" is when someone...
  26. short URL - The name for a URL that's been shortened by a Web service so as to allow a user to...
  27. smartphone - Considered a killer app, a smartphone is a cell phone that's integrated with a data...
  28. SMFS - An acronym, it is actually text message shorthand used primarily in online marketing...
  29. SMS - A service that allows text messages to be sent and received via a wireless network...
  30. social media - Social media can take many different forms, including social networks, blogs, vlogs,...
  31. social networking - What is social networking? It is an online community of people who are socializing...
  32. social scoring - The act of rating a person's level of influence based on evaluating one's followers,...
  33. solomo - An online marketing term used to describe location-based services available on your...
  34. sweeple - It stands for "sweet Twitter people."
  35. troll - Online it originally meant the act of posting a message in a newsgroup or blog) that...
  36. twalker - One who "stalks" other users on Twitter in the sense that he or she doesn't post...
  37. tweckling - Using Twitter to "heckle" a speaker. Most commonly seen at conferences or town halls...
  38. tweetaholic - What is a tweetaholic? Quite simply a person addicted to tweeting. Read about the...
  39. tweeting - What is tweeting? A play on words, "tweeting" refers to telling a global community...
  40. tweepish - Feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted.
  41. tweeps - Your Twitter followers, as in your peeps (people).
  42. tweetup - A meetup (organized or impromptu gathering) of people that use Twitter.
  43. twibe - A group of Twitter users interested in a common topic.
  44. twinternship - Slang for an internship with a company where your primary job is to make posts on...
  45. twitt - A newbie (or an insignificant, bothersome person) using Twitter.
  46. twitterati - Twitter power users, also referred to as "the tweet elite" whose feeds attract thousands...
  47. twitterature - What is twitterature? It refers to re-writing classic literature in tweets.Historical...
  48. twitterhea - A condition resulting in tweeting frequent, short bursts of the most minute daily...
  49. twittermob - A flash mob formed as a result of sharing information on Twitter.
  50. twitterverse - Slang for the Twitter universe, it stands for the community of Twitter users and their...

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