Twitter Glossary

by Christi on March 11, 2009


Okay, I’ve been encouraging participation in social media like Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is fun because it has it’s own language:

From Twitter Fan Wiki Glossary

  • Twashdot – News for twitterers. Stuff that doesn’t matter.
  • Twaiting – Twittering while waiting
  • Twaffic – Twitter traffic.
  • Twease – A person who teases people over Twitter.
  • Tweets – Posts on Twitter by twitterers.
  • Tweekend – Spending your entire Saturday and Sunday reading and posting via Twitter. (coined by Kim M. Bayne )
  • Tweeple – Twitter people, Twitter members, Twitter users
  • Tweepish – Feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted.
  • Tweeps – Twitterites that follow each other from one social media/network to another.
  • Tweet-back – Bringing a previous tweet conversation or reference back into the current conversation.
  • Tweet-dropping – Eavesdropping on someone’s else’s Home Page in With Friends mode.
  • Tweetaholism – the continued use of Twitter as an addiction that is difficult to control
  • Tweeterboxes – Twitterers who tweet too much
  • Tweet – Not only a message on Twitter but another term for a Twitter user (often jokingly mistaken for a Twit).
  • TweetIn – When a group of twitterers agree to get together at a set time to twitter
  • Tweet(ing) – The act of posting to Twitter
  • Twexplanation – Sending a nebulous tweet and having to explain it while offline from twitter.
  • Tweetsulted, Tweetsult – What do you think it means, you dumb twitterer?
  • TweetUp – When twitterers meet in person.
  • Twittercal mass – A community that has achieved a critical mass of twitterers.
  • Twideo-cronicity – When you’re watching someone’s videos and they are simultaneously leaving a comment or tweet for/at/about you.
  • TwinkedIn – Inviting friends made on Twitter to “connect with you on LinkedIn”
  • Twis – To dis a fellow twitterer. Bad form.
  • Twitosphere – Community of twitterers
  • Twittastic – Fantastic, wonderful, superb; coined by the folks at Twitterholic when referring to their robots
  • Twittcrastination – Twittering as a form of procrastination
  • Twittduit – If you need to Tweet a friend that does not follow you, post a Twittduit asking your followers to pass a message.
  • Twitter-Light Zone – Where you are when you return to Twitter after any time away and feel disoriented and lost.
  • Twitterer – A user of Twitter.
  • Twittering – To send a Twitter message.
  • Twitterish – Erractic behavior with short outbursts.
  • Twittfeinated, Twigged Out, Twired – To be so hyped up on twittering that you cannot sleep
  • Twitterfly – Being a social butterfly on Twitter evidenced by extreme usage of @ signs.
  • Twitterject – Interject your tweet into an existing tweet stream of conversation.
  • Twitterloop – To be caught up with friend tweets and up on the conversation.
  • Twittermaps – A mashup technology that lets Twitter users find each other using Google maps.
  • Twitterpated – To be overwhelmed with Twitter messages.
  • Twitterphoria – The elation you feel when the person you’ve added as a friend adds you back.
  • Twitterrhea – The act of sending too many Twitter messages.
  • Twitterrific and Twitteroo – Two services that let users post to Twitter using a Mac or PC.
  • Twitterrific (2) – a really good Twitter thing
  • Twitterstream – the twitter timeline (public or friends)
  • Twittertories – Clusters of twittererers that follow and friend each other with little overlap with other clusters.
  • Twittertude – Bad Twitter attitude. Or a state of being, like solitude only with other people present.
  • Twittfessional – A confession made on Twitter
  • Twitticisms – Witty tweets
  • Twittish – Too skittish to twitter.
  • Twittsomnia – Twittering due to inability to sleep, thus compounding inability to sleep.
  • Twittworking – Networking with Twitterites using Twitter
  • Twixt and tween – Can’t decide who or what to tweet
  • Twoogle – Twitter as the human Google. Pose a question, get near-instantaneous results.
  • Twoops – When you accidentally send a private sms to Twitter
  • Twopsies – When you drop things because you are twittering.

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