Thursday, May 10, 2012

twitter /blogo spheres /verses oh my! net jargon.

D - I cannot believe it, CBC is all digital and internetty now!
The times, they are a'changin'.

Twitter is a microblogging tool to tell loyal followers what you're doing at any given time, in 140 characters or less.


Slang for the Twitter universe, it stands for the community of Twitter users and their collective voice.

The twitterverse, like the blogosphere, has created a cornucopia of new online jargon including:
  • tweeps - Twitter followers, someone's Twitter peeps as in people
  • tweetup - A meetup (organized or impromptu gathering) of people that use Twitter
  • twitt - A newbie (or an insignificant, bothersome person) using Twitter
  • twitterati - Twitter power users, the tweet elite whose feeds attract thousands of followers
  • twitterature - Classic literature in tweets
  • retweet - Copying and posting another person's Twitter content
  • twibe - A group of Twitter users interested in a common topic
  • sweeple - Sweet Twitter people
  • tweepish - Feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted
  • tweetaholic - A person addicted to tweeting
  • twittermob - A flash mob formed as a result of sharing information on Twitter
  • twitterhea - Feeling compelled to tweet constantly about every meaningless thing you do
  • twalker - One who "stalks" others on Twitter in the sense that he or she doesn't post tweets but rather just reads them and therefore lurks like a troll
  • tweckling - One who "heckles" via Twitter, most commonly seen at conferences or town halls 

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