B4– Before

b/c, bc– Because

BRB – Be Right Back

BTW – By The Way

DM– Direct message, a private message or “direct message” to a person you follow.

EM or EML– Email

Fab– Fabulous

FB– Facebook

FF– Follow Friday(#followfriday) A Twitter “endorsement” Tweeted show the user’s favorite people on twitter.

Followers– Twitter Members that follow user updates

F2F (and while we’re at it, B2BB2C): face to face, Business to business, Business to Client (Business to Community)

FYI– For Your Information

Gr8– Great GTG, G2G– Got To Go

Hashtag #: A way of organizing your updates for Twitter search engine & to enable others to discover relevant posts. For example, here are some of the worlds favorite hashtags from 2011:

  • #egypt
  • #tigerblood
  • #threewordstoliveby
  • #idontunderstandwhy
  • #japan
  • #improudtosay
  • #superbowl
  • #jan25
  • #thingslongerthankimsmarriage
  • #thankyousteve
  • #prayforjapan
  • #winning
  • #inthe90s
  • #rw2011
  • #theawkwardmoment
  • #11/11/11

IC – I See

IDC– I don’t care

IDK– I don’t know

IM– Instant Message

JK or J/K– Just Kidding (or for UK people, Joking)

L8– Late

LI– LinkedIn

LMAO– Laughing My A** Off

LMK– Let Me Know

LOL– Laughing Out Loud– not “lots of love” like my mother thinks it is.

NSFW– Not Safe For Work

OH– Overheard

OMG– Oh My God

OMW – On My Way

ORLY– Oh Really?!!

ROFL– Rolling On The Floor Laughing

@reply: a Twitter update (a tweet) that is directed to another user within their tweet.

RT- ReTweet

SMH– Shaking My Head

Thx or Tx– Thanks

TMI– Too Much Information

Trend– A topic “Trending” or “popular” right now on Twitter

TTYL– Talk To You Later

TTYS– Talk To You Soon

TY– Thank You

YT– YouTube

Twitter is an amazing thing. I mean, it is a platform for social change, advertising, communications, brand identity, and etc. Join the stream– and of course, follow me @bradhuss!