For anyone new to Twitter, it can be quite daunting understanding words and phrases which look completely alien to you. To solve this problem, here is a list of all the words, phrases and vocabulary you need to use Twitter. It's the Twitionary laid out in a simple, easy to read list.
Twitter - A form of micro-blogging where instead of sending messages 'one-to-one', messages are sent from 'one-to-many'. Followers - Twitter users which follows you to see your messages. Lists - Custom timeline which let's you see tweets from people included in the list. Timeline - A way of viewing al recent tweets from a list or from Twitter users you are following
Tweet - A message that is sent from you to users that are following you. Mention - A message everyone can see but is directed at one individual through 'mentioning' their name by placing a '@' in front of their Twitter user name. Retweet - A tweet that has been tweeted again by another Twitter user. Direct message of DM - A message sent to a Twitter user which only the Twitter user can see (private tweet). Hash tags (#) - A way of letting others see what you tweet if they search for your hash tag on search (hash tag = #_______). Trends - A list of keywords which are being tweeted a lot at the current time.
There you are: the basic Twitter language. If you want to know more in depth Twitter vocabulary, I would reccomend visiting twitionary, a website full of words related to Twitter.
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