Mr. Bill Livingston
February 22, 2013
Hockenson, Lauren. "The Complete Guide to Twitter's Language and Acronyms." TNW Network All Stories RSS. The Next Web, Inc, 15 Sept. 2012. Web. 22 Feb. 2013. <http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2012/09/15/a-list-twitters-language/>. This article is a quick guide to micro messaging. It defines Twitter’s terms that are “often a gibberish in uniformed eyes”. It encourages the readers to tweet in less than 140 characters. The author claims that this article is a “complete guide to Twitter’s language and acronyms” and will make you “seem like a regular pro in no time”. However, a reader named Su Butcher found this article misleading because it is “far from complete” and gives wrongs description of the terms “OH” and “+1”. She also claims that the @reply [definition from the article] “is much more subtle than this”. I still find this article useful. I am also a twitter user and I’ve been tweeting for 3 years and 5 months now. I somehow never use some terms that’s written in the article like “OH” and “TL;DR”; probably because there is no one that used those in my stream. Most of the abbreviations are in English I believe that English-speaking users mostly use these; it is probably how the Americans or the British tweet. This helps me understand how abbreviations can be very helpful in terms making a big statement in particularly small characters.
Butcher, Su. "What Is Twitter Really Useful For? [Survey Result Post]." Web log post.Just Professionals. N.p., 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://www.justprofessionals.net/2010/03/what-is-twitter-really-useful-for-survey-result-post/>. Su Butcher collects the data from a survey on the usefulness of twitter. It is based on responds from the respondents on her previous article about the same topics. She shows the effectiveness of Twitter with the 140 characters limit and Twitter’s symbols like retweet. She somehow...