As a social media manager, I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "I just don't understand Twitter." So if you feel like Twitter is a foreign language, know that you are not alone. For this week's post, I have decided to pull a few very important terms from Twitter and break them down. So here they are: 7 common terms you will likely stumble upon in the world of Twitter.
@username: A Username, like many other social networks, is how you are identified. However on Twitter, the username will always be preceded by the @ symbol (with no spaces). For example:
#: Hashtags can be confusing. Need a few tips on how they work? Check out this post or take a look at the tweet below for ideas on how to incorporate hashtags into your own tweets:
Geotagging: Adding a location to your tweet tells you followers where you were when you posted that tweet.
Mention: This occurs in a tweet by including the @ sign followed by the username. Tweets that include a mention to you can be located in your notifications.
Retweet: A tweet that you forward to your followers, attaining original attribution to the original tweet.
Trends: Topics or hashtags determined (by an algorithm) to be most popular on Twitter at that moment. These can be altered to be specific to your location and who you follow.
Verification: A Twitter account that has a blue check icon next to it indicates that they are a legitimate source; these are typically public figures that experience identity confusion on Twitter.
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