Sustainability (and such)

Quick Twitter tips

Posted by Nancy Van Leuven, Ph.D. on February 4, 2010

Here’s some of the common terms for Tweets:
# (“hashtag”) = symbol for creating common category of information, like a “tag” (examples: #BSCPR; #GLEE)
@ symbol = reply to another Twitterer, or attribution/reference to another Twitterer (example:  @NancyVanLeuven is in response to my tweet)–
RT (“retweet”) = For forwarding someone else’s tweet to your own followers (example:  RTNancyVanLeuven will simply send out that tweet);   Can also use “via” when not a direct retweet (i.e. via @ @nancyvanleuven).  See more on retweeting in this Fast Company report. 
D= direct message. Send reply only to another Twitterer, so it’s not a public tweet.                            E.g.  D NancyVanLeuven  (would send that Tweet only to me)

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