Twitter is world’s largest micro blogging platform with over million minds sharing their thoughts on news and events as they occur around the world. Newbies at Twitter often find it difficult to express themselves in 140 words and understand the meanings of signs and abbreviations. For those who are yet to master the art of tweeting Techloon has a list of popular Twitter lingo to make tweeting easier for you.
The Sign at is used to connect with people on twitter like if you see @techloon in a tweet that means the tweet want to evolve techloon in the conversation. Your personal account name will start with the @sign as well. Another usage of the sign (@) is to use it in place of the word at for example, I am @ home right now.
Hashtag sign (#) is the best way to explore what other are doing, discussing, expressing on twitter. When you add a hash tag sign before an expression or event it instantly lets you see the tweets form other people who hash tagging the same thing.
A dollar sign appears in front of a company ‘stock market name like $GOOG for Google Inc or $APPL for Apple Inc. When you tweet a company name with a $ sign in front, it becomes a link that takes you directly to the official stock market page of the organization.
The hat or caret sign indicate the account of a person who is tweeting on behalf of a company or organization‘s tweeter account. It usually appears at the end of the tweet with initial of the person who has posted the tweet.
CC is the short form of carbon copy which has the same usage as the CC option we find in out emails. For example if you want your friend to look into something interesting your can tweet, “hey check out this interest article on www.techloon.com @Rahul”
FF literally means Follow Friday which is a popular trend on Twitter. Like the name suggests on Friday certain tweeter users and advertisers appeal other tweeter users to follow an initiative, a tweet or an account.
DM stands for direct massage which you can send privately to someone who is following you. It works the same way as massages on Facebook. With DM you can easily carry out a personal or confidential conversation on tweeter without the fear of leaking it in public. You can use DM as abbreviation in a tweet like “DM me for more details” or “DM me your email Id”.
RT means re tweet you can write RT before you share a tweet that was originally tweeted by someone else.
Modified Tweet is similar to re tweet in this case the tweet could be modified from its original to be retweeted y someone else.
“Thanks for the follow”
“Thanks for the retweet”
“Not safe for work” usually used before a disturbing, inappropriate or graphic content.
Used in place of “Correction”
“As far as I know”