Twitter is one of the best things that happened on the Internet. Ever since the Social networking cum Micro-blogging site emerged in 2006, it has been growing in a tremendous way marking more than 200 million registered users as 2011, tweeting more than 200 million tweets per day. The figures certainly contribute in making twitter one of the ten most visited sites of the present time.

The Twitter Empire has expanded in such a fashion they have their own glossary of twitter terms. This might seem as an abuse to the English language but thanks to the Twitosphere, it has been well accepted as Twitterspeak.

Here, I present you with 40 twitter terms that are really interesting and worth having a look:

Twitter

twitter: Starting with “twitter” itself, it is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters


tweet(ing): Act of posting a message on twitter


tweeter: A twitter user or a person who tweet


tweets: A collection of posts on Twitter


twittering: Sending a Twitter message


twype: Typing a Twitter message


twead: Reading your tweets


tweeps/tweeples: A cluster of friends on Twitter


twadd: An act of adding someone as your friend


twaggle: A group of people who follow you on twitter / followers


twaffic: Traffic on Twitter


twactor: Someone who impersonates another person on Twitter


twittworking: Networking with other Twitter users


twixt and tween: Not able to decide who or what to tweet


tweeterbox: Someone who Tweets too much


twitterrhea: the act of sending too many Twitter messages


twoosh: A full 140 character Twitter message


twitterific: Something awesome related to Twitter


twittectomy: The act of un-following someone on Twitter


tweetard: Someone acting like an idiot on Twitter


twittfessional: A confession made on Twitter


twaiting: Twittering while waiting for something


twittcrastination: Using Twitter to procrastinate


twitterstream: The Twitter timeline


twurve:y A survey conducted over Twitter


twittonary: Dictionary of twitter terminology


twitosphere: Community of twitterers


tweet-back: Bringing a previous tweet conversation or reference back into the current conversation

tweepish: Feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted.


tweekend: Spending your entire Saturday and Sunday reading and posting via Twitter


twebay: Putting something up for sale on Twitter


tweetheart: A Twitter sweetheart


Dweet / Mistweet: A tweet sent unknowingly


twalking: To tweet while walking


twapplications: Twitter applications and Twitter mashups


twitterphobe: Someone who is fearful or reluctant to join Twitter


twitticisms: Witty or funny tweets


tweetup: when twitterers meet in person – a Twitter meet up


tweetaholic: someone addicted to Twitter, so much so that it may be an actual problem


twitterati: A-list twitterers


twerminology: Lingo used on Twitter


These are only a few twitterspeak to list. If you thought all the twitterspeak starts with ‘t’, don’t keep yourself at bay and get yourself the whole list at twictionary and twittonary

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