Twitter Information for Industrial Business

Now that you have a Twitter account for your industrial business, it is important to familiarize yourself with some commonly used Twitter terms.

Twitter is easy but you have to follow a few simple rules and know the lingo.

Commonly used Twitter Terms

These terms describe actions you can take on Twitter.  Everyone is probably familiar with a hashtag. But the other terms may not be in your usual vocabulary, so it is important to familiarize yourself with these important terms and their exact meaning and how they are used on Twitter.

TaskCommand
HashtagUsing the # symbol in front of any word or phrase tags your
Tweets. When someone clicks that hashtag, she sees your Tweet along
with everyone else’s Tweets using that same term.
Retweet (RT)@replyThis is a way for someone to share a Tweet from another user’s
account.
Direct message (DM)A private message can be sent directly to a user on Twitter who
is already following you.
FollowerA follower is someone who follows you on Twitter and sees your
updates on his home feed (Your home timeline displays a stream of
Tweets from accounts you have chosen to follow on Twitter).
@replyBy starting your Tweet with @username, you can reply publicly
to a single user.
@mentionBy placing the @ symbol in front of a username, you can tag
another user in your Tweet.

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