If you’re planning to use Twitter for your marketing campaign, to sell products, generate leads or for customer service purposes you’ll need to understand the lingo, so you know exactly what potential customers may be saying.
Just like in real life, Twitter and the wider internet has its own form of slang, which most people are aware of, however if this is all new to you, you’ll be able to understand the lingo in no time at all with this fantastic lecture.
OK, let’s begin with the basics….
@ – This is used when you want to mention somebody else on the platform. Let’s say you want to send a tweet which mentions Microsoft, you would simply enter @microsoft – followed by your tweet message.
# – The hashtag is extremely important on Twitter, it’s basically used as part of their search and tagging system. Let’s say you have written a tweet about holidays in New York, you may use the hashtag for #NewYork #BigApple #TimesSquare #StatueofLiberty and so on. These are key phrases which can link your content to people throughout the wider platform of Twitter – enabling your tweets and profile to be discovered.
AFAIK – This simply means As Far As I Know
CC – This means Carbon Copy
CX – This means Correction
DM – This means direct message
ICYMI – This means In Case You Missed It
MT – This means Modified Tweet
NSFW – This means Not Safe for Work
OH – This means Overhead
RT – This means retweet
TFTF – This means Thanks for the Follow
TIL – This means Today I Learned….
TL;DR – This means too long, didn’t read
TMB – This means Tweet me Back
TQRT – This means Thanks for the Retweet