Have you come across terms used on Twitter that have a particular meaning?
The problem is, you don’t actually know what this jargon means.
EdTweeters is going to come to your rescue.
We are going to assembly the largest collection of Twitter jargon know to, well anyone, including Twitbots.
If your favourite Twitter jargon, or #Twargon is not included, please let us know and we will include it.
First let’s get the basic Twitter lingo out of the way first.
The @ sign: Think of this as you do an email address.
Mention: When someone mentions you in a Tweet.
Reply: When someone replies to your Tweet
The hashtag or # sign: That link automatically creates a feed of Tweets from anyone using the same hashtag.
Follow: When you are “following” someone, you are subscribed to their Tweets.
Direct Message or DM: If you are following someone, and they are following you back, you are then allowed to Direct Message them.
RT or Retweet: When a user wants to re-share something you’ve posted they’ll retweet it.
MT or Modified Tweet: Similar to a retweet, but with modifications.
#FF or #FollowFriday: One of the first popular hashtags was #FollowFriday, sometimes shortened to #FF.
HT or Hat Tip: You’ll encounter the letters “HT” when one user is complimenting another user.
Now for Real #Twargon
Sealioning: To describe the action of asking questions because you are pretending not to understand something.
Over to you.
Let us know your favourite Twargon by Tweeting with the hashtag #Twargon, and we will add to the items above.