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Twitter Terms

This Twitter Glossary includes some basic Twitter Terms, Twitter Glossary, Twitter jargon, twitter vocabulary, or whatever label you want to call it. It helps you navigate quickly and knowledgebly through the twitter world of quick social messaging. These terms may mean something totally different in "real" life, but these are their meanings when you dwell in the Twitter world. The list is in alphabetical order.

Please note that I stess the word "basic" above. One would not attempt to produce a comprehensive Twitter dictionary as the twitter terms are sprouting up faster than bean sprouts on a healthy diet. Most of the sprouting twitter terms you would never use (just like the words in the English dictionary), but if you feel like overloading, head over to twictionary or twittonary.

Let me just share with you that the definition of "twit" from the Online Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
1. an act of twitting (taunting)
2. a silly annoying person
home page
The page you see when you log into your Twitter account. It is also the same page you see when you click the "Home link" either at the top right of the page or in the right sidebar.
tweet
Twitter message with maximum of 140 chars per message.
tweeple
Twitter people, Twitter user, Twitter users, a person who tweets
tweeps
Twitter people who follow others from one social network to another.
tweet-back
To bring back a previous tweet conversation into the current one.
tweeter (aka twitterer)
A Twitter user.
twitterer
same as a tweeter 
tweetup
When Twitterers meet up in person.
twitter stream
A collection of tweets, usually in alphabetical order.

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