Twitter Algorithm Definition
The smart kids at Twitter have put together a super sophisticated algorithm so that their smart computers know how to “read” the gazillion tweets they’re pushing through the firehose.
Blocking on Twitter Definition
Blocking on Twitter requires you to visit the profile page of the person you want to block. They will no longer be able to see your tweets in their feed or @ you.
What's MT on Twitter?
MT on Twitter stands for Modified Tweet. When a user manually Retweets a message, they often lose about twenty characters in order to make room for a comment, the username of the original poster, and the original Tweet.
#FF or #FollowFriday Definition
Follow Friday started like other Twitter staples--with the users, by the users. According to Twitter lore, it was this tweet that began in back in 2009 by Micah Baldwin (@micah), founder of another tech / digital content start-up called Graphicly.
Twitter favorites were first used solely to bookmark Tweets you wanted to read later. Now they're used similar to the "like" button on Facebook.
Discover Tab Definition
There is a LOT going on in the Discover tab of your Twitter account.
Twitter Connect Tab
The Connect tab on Twitter lets you know who's been thinking about you. It lists your interactions and mentions. Interactions are favorites, retweets, @replies and, therefore, include mentions.
Direct Message or DM Definition
Direct Messaging somebody on Twitter is a way to take a public Twitter conversation a little more private. It's the virtual equivalent of saying, step into my office, will you? It's also referred to as the Twitter back channel. You can only DM users who have followed you and vice versa.
Twitter Connections Definition
Twitter is all about Connections. Oddly enough, in this specific term, they’re not referring to the shiny, happy people you’ve met on Twitter but to the programs in the background doing the heavy lifting and bottle washing.
Twitter Buttons Definition
You can put Twitter buttons on your website to encourage readers to follow you and share your content with their Twitter following.
Twitter Background Definition
If you're using Twitter on its web interface, i.e., Twitter.com, you'll see your Twitter background whether you're looking at your profile or your feed or any other page.
Twitter Bio Definition
Your Twitter bio gives up 160 text characters to tell the world all about you.
Twitter Avatar Definition
Your Twitter Avatar is your profile photo that shows up next to every tweet you post. (You also get a header photo that shows up on your profile page.)
@ At Definition
The at (@) symbol precedes a user’s Twitter name as a wee lil’ addressing tool, called an “at reply” or @ reply. It lets you speak directly to another user, albeit publicly, regardless of follower/following status. If you want to chat privately, with an extra 20-tc, you can direct message, or DM, each other.
Twitter App Definition
A Twitter App is an application that takes advantage of the Twitter API to leverage Twitter’s massive stream of data, often called the firehose, and deliver a customized experience for the app’s user.
# Hashtag Definition
What is a hashtag? What happens when you add a hashtag to a word?
Twitter Bug Definition
Twitter bugs happen. Sometimes things go kablooey on Twitter; maybe the server gets overloaded with requests or maybe it returns something you weren’t expecting to see.
Twitter API Definition
Think of Twitter API as a thin, see-through layer that sits on top of Twitter and can pull through any of its raw material, like incoming tweet data from around the world, and use it in new and exciting ways.
To give a hat tip (HT) on Twitter, you're paying homage to someone else
How the Discover tab on Twitter can help you learn about
Twitter Deactivation Definition
Twitter deactivation is quick and painless and lasts for 30 days before deletion. To deactivate your Twitter account, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Twitter web interface, choose Settings, then Account.
Twitter Mention Definition
Twitter Mentions are just about synonymous with @replies. Both include your username, however the way users view them (or don't view them) is completely different.
What's a ReTweet? Why would someone ReTweet? Why would someone want to ReTweet, anyway?
What is a Tweet on Twitter?
I have more verb translations of Tweeting and Tweets than I care to share, but the most honest question anyone asks of twitter is, "what is a Tweet?" And when they Google it, only to get the definition back that defines a Tweet as a "chirping sound", a more modified search becomes: what is a Tweet on Twitter?"
How to Twitter Chat
Twitter Chats are weekly, bi-weekly or monthly conversations on Twitter that are orchestrated by a hashtag. Here's how to Twitter Chat like the best of 'em!