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    • Twitter Glossary
      May 31, 2011
      Twitter Training
    • Terms and Definitions
      Hashtag (#) – placing a # in front of a keyword makes that word searchable. Hashtags can be anything from one word to multiple words but cannot contain spaces. These are often used for industry specific events or meetings, conferences and gatherings and to imply sarcasm or an inside joke.
      Example: I am speaking at #socialsummit.
      I am enjoying #jazzfest.
      I can’t believe she named her kids that! #mariahcareybabynames
      Handle (@____) – the Handle is your twitter name.
      Example: I am @andyknola on Twitter but Andy Kutcher in real life
    • Terms and Definitions
      Retweet (RT) – Retweet, this is what you’ll see in front of a Tweet you send from another person.
      Example: RT @andyknola: What a beautiful day in NOLA!
      Via (V/ or Via/) – Another version of a Retweet. You’ll often see this at the end of a tweet.
      Example: What a beautiful day in NOLA! Via/ @andyknola
      Direct Message (DM) – A private conversation between two people.
      Example: You might see someone say “DM me your email address”
    • Popular Hashtags
      #musicmonday or #mm – Music Monday, people often Tweet songs or lyrics
      #traveltuesday or #tt– Travel Tuesday, people Tweet travel deals/travel information or give shout-outs to travel people
      #followfriday or #ff – Follow Friday, people use this to give kudos to people they follow that they think other people should follow
      #NOLA – It is very popular for people to hashtag cities or places (if there isn’t a handle)
      #WhoDat – You’ll see this more and more as we get closer to Saints Season
      For more popular hashtags visit: http://hashtags.org/
    • Popular Abbreviations
      SMH = Shaking My Head
      IRL = In Real Life
      FWIW = For What It’s Worth
      BC = Because
      FTW = For The Win
      FB = Facebook
      IMO = In My Opinion
      For more of the top Twitter Abbreviations visit: http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/top-50-twitter-acronyms-abbreviations-and-initialisms/