With Twitter followed twitter shorthand as a matter of necessity. The most famous symbol associated with Twitter is of course the hash tag, which signals the specific issue or topic that the tweet is about and to enable others to discover relevant posts.. The stand-out characteristic about Twitter is the hashtag, the @ which is part of each Twitterers ‘handle’, or Twitter name. and the fact that you can not enter more than 140 characters in a post. This required that you say things as briefly as possible and all sorts of abbreviations, acronyms and ways of shortening the message created Twitter shorthand. Many of these terms and abbreviations that appear in tweets are not common on other social media platforms, so Twitter shorthand is a distinctive area of net lingo.
useful twitter shorthand terms
@reply: The @reply is a tweet directed to another user in reply to their tweet or update. Replies are sent either by clicking the ‘reply’ icon next to an update or typing @ username message (e.g., @user I agree with your point)
ab/abt short for “about”
b/c Twitter shorthand for “because”
B short for “be”
BFN acronym “bye for now”
BR acronym “best regards”
BTW: acronym “by the way”
EMA acronym “e-mail address”
FOMO acronym “fear of missing out”
HAND acronym “have a nice day”
IC “I see”
ICYMI short for “in case you missed it
kk “kewl kewl” (cool cool).
NTS “note to self”
OH short for “overheard”
TBH acronym “to be honest”
TBT acronym “Throw Back Thursday.”
TFTF short for “thanks for the follow”
U short for “you”
YOLO acronym “you only live once”
YOYO acronym “you’re on your own”
Many of these terms and abbreviations that appear in tweets are not common on other social media platforms, so Twitter shorthand is a distinctive area of net lingo.For other Twitter shorthand words, www.webopedia.com keeps abreast of all the latest additions.