The other day we received a client question about how to retweet with a comment using the third-party application, Hootsuite. After helping the client with the inquiry, I began thinking about some abbreviations on Twitter that I only recently learned about and wanted to share some resources with The PR Lawyer readership.
Some of the most useful abbreviations on Twitter include:
• MT: Modified tweet. This means the tweet is a paraphrase of a tweet originally written by someone else.
• RT: Retweet. The tweet was forwarded by another user.
• DM: Direct message. A direct-message is a message only you and the person who sent it can read. Important to note: To DM someone all you need to type is D username message.
• PRT: Partial retweet. The tweet you're looking at is the truncated version of someone else's tweet.
• HT: Hat tip. This is a way of sharing a link, but also thanking the Twitter user who originally shared it. You can also use “via” and include the other person’s Twitter handle.
• CC: Carbon-copy. Works the same way as email.
• IMHO: In my humble opinion.
• OH: Overheard.
• IRL: In real life
• FWIW: For what it's worth.
• QOTD: Quote of the day
• BTW: By the way
• AFAIK: As far as I know
• TY: Thank you
• YW: You're welcome
Read more on Business Insider here: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-08-02/tech/30060587_1_tweet-abbreviations-twitter-user#ixzz1ffeSQHCM
Some other helpful resources for those who use Hootsuite or prefer Twitter.com: