40 Twitter Terms You Might Not Know
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: 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
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