Social Media juggernaut Twitter is one of the top ten most visited sites on the internet. The service boasts over 500m active users; 340m new tweets are posted, worldwide, each day; and the site also handles over 1.6bn search queries, in each 24hr period.
However, through our work at BF Internet, we still come across people and businesses that are reluctant to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. Our research suggests that one of the biggest barriers, between user and service, is the daunting jargon of the website.
In order to get the most out of Twitter, it’s important that a user is familiar with terms such as “hashtags”, “retweets” and “direct messages”. With that in mind, we have put together this helpful guide to the most important examples of Twitter terminology.