13/8/19 Abbreviations and Acronyms I
A number of abbreviations and acronyms are used on Twitter as Tweet length is limited to a specific number of characters for display. Here are some of the most commonly used ones and their meaning.
RT – Retweet. When you share someone’s Tweet to your own feed, you are Retweeting them. Companies, influencers and celebrities alike often ask their followers to “RT” a post if they agree with it. It’s a great way to gain visibility for your Tweets.
DM – Direct message. Refers to a message sent between two users. You’ll typically find users and companies asking followers to “DM for inquiries.”
PM – Private message. It’s a more generic term for one-on-one communications that aren’t visible to the public and includes DMs as well.
TL – Timeline: A user’s timeline is all of their tweets.
YT – YouTube – Short way to say “YouTube” that conserves characters.
LI – LinkedIn – Short way to say “LinkedIn.”
FB – Facebook – Short way to say “Facebook.”
EM, EML – Email – Short way to say “email.”