8.09.2009

My Expanding Twitter Lexicon

Over the course of my time on Twitter, most of it highly enjoyable interactions with friends and new friends around the world, I've created a growing lexicon of Twitter words. Here is that list of words as it grows. These new words are also logged in with all my other new words in my Fictionarium.

Tweeterhea - an explosion of tweets on Twitter after a prolonged period of no tweets at all.

Twignorant - not knowing about Twitter or not knowing about some of the culture of Twitter including txtspk abbreviations like LOL, WTF and BFF.

Twitterati - the creme de la creme of the Twitter world.

Twitbag or Twithole - someone who follows you on Twitter in order to get you to follow them back and then they unfollow you.

Faillow - follow fail, i.e. someone follows you on Twitter in the vain hopes that you'll automatically follow them back. For whatever reason, you do not follow them back and that is the very definition of a faillow.

Twurfing - astroturfing (Wiki - neologism for formal public relations campaigns in politics and advertising which seek to create the impression of being spontaneous "grassroots" behavior, hence the reference to the artificial grass, AstroTurf) via Twitter but includes the marketing wonks/SEO "experts" who use Twitter to expand their network of contacts.

More to come as I come up with them.

Update: There's more.

Twetiquette - Twitter etiquette

Twammer - Twitter spammer

Probably many more still to come.

2nd Update: Still more.

Twut - Twitter slut
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