Twitter: Cheat Sheets
- Follow: To subscribe to another Twitter user's Tweet feed.
- Followers: Twitter users who subcribe to your Twitter feed.
- Following: Twitter users to whom you subscribe.
- Hashtag: Community-driven and created keywords or concatenated terms preceded with the # symbol.
- Used to tie together Tweets pertaining to a common subject or event.
- (Ex: "#alamw10" for Tweets pertaining to the the ALA MidWinter 2010 conference).
- (Ex: "#CUSF" for Tweets pertaining to, or of interest to, the Cal State Fullerton community).
- (Ex: "#highed" for Tweets about, or pertaining to, higher education topics).
- Lists:Community-driven groups of Twitter users that you can share with others or keep private.
- Mention:To reference or attribute another Twitter user.
- To reference another user: (ex: "I'm studying @pollaklibrary right now.").
- To paraphrase or credit another usere's Tweet (ex: "Good reserach guides via @pollaklibrary.").
- Reply: To Respond or pose a question to another Twitter user.
- (Ex: "@pollaklibrary What time do you close tonight?").
- (Ex: "@pollaklibrary I love your chat reference service!").
- ReTweet (RT):Forwarding another user's Tweet (Twitter has recently changed this format, or syntax):
- Status: The original purpose of a Tweet: what you are doing, thinking, or sharing.
- Tweet: A single text post to Twitter up to 140 characters long, delivered at a user's Status.
Eager to learn more Twitter lingo? Check out Mashable's Twitterspeak: 66 Twitter Terms.