Ooh Aah Eee Networking Update and List of Twitter Terms

We are having such a good time that we thought that we’d better let you know about it.

We just got started a few months ago and before we knew it we were up and running tweeting  (join Twitter at: www.twitter.com)  for all we were worth and linking in www.linkedin.com  to all our contacts.

Some of the folks on LinkedIn also tweet some of the tweeters are also on LinkedIn many are linked to Facebook  www.facebook.com   and everyone seems to have an iphone www.apple.com/uk/iphone/#   (or similar).

I have totally got to admit that it can be pretty addictive and you really need to ration what you have to say and who you want to say it to (to a certain extent) but what the heck as long as its relevant to your business or lifestyle.

You learn so much.

I have been amazed at how up-to-date I suddenly am with news views and even sports!

For me, tweeting for the firm is great fun; the tweets are linked to our web site www.pierce.co.uk and are also linked to my LinkedIn page.

Everyone in the firm is starting to get involved, either following us on Twitter or LinkedIn or just logging on to our website to see what we are up to.

Some of our good folks are letting me have twitter tips to post and we are enjoying the interaction that is building by using these modern communication tools.

One of the hardest things to understand and perhaps the greatest barrier to folks ‘giving it a go’ is the positive dictionary of new terms; however once you get started it all starts to make sense.

Here’s a little sample of some e-networking terms:

What is a Blog?

It is thought that the term Blog is derived from the use of the words ‘Web Log’. A Blog can be a website with things like a report on your daily life, like a diary. People use them to do things like express opinions or engage in debates, all through a computer. A Blog can also contain things like pictures, video and sound.

Twitter abbreviations: you will note when you visit twitter that the messages are very short, 140 characters including spaces, so abbreviated terms are common.

With thanks to www.internetslang.com some twitter terms:

Other terms relating to ‘tweet’:

RT Retweet
Real Time
RTHX Thank you for the Retweet
TWEETER Person who posts on Twitter
TWITTER JAIL Having reached your tweeting limit

Other terms relating to ‘post’:

ABP Already Been Posted
AUP Another Useless Post
Acceptable Use Policy
BTT Bump To Top (forum posts)
BUMP Bring Up My Post
COPYPASTA Post that has been copied and pasted
DWP Drunk While Posting
FYP Fixed Your Post
GPC Generic Pack of Cigarettes
Get/Post/Cookie (web pages)
IAWTP I Agree With This Post
IKYP I’ll Keep You Posted
IPC Ignore Post Count
KMP Keep Me Posted
LURK Read a forum but never post
LURKER Forum follower who never posts
MLYP Much Like Your Post
OP Original Poster
P&P Party And Play
Postage And Packaging
PM Private Message
Post Meridiem (afternoon)
PMC Post Meal Cigarette
POP3 Post Office Protocol v3 (for email)
POST Hang out
PPD Post Potter Depression
PPS Post-Post Script
PS PhotoShop
Play Station
Post Script
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
QFP Quoted For Posterity
RAINCHECK Postponement
RWP Random Wall Post
SAGE Word added to a post to stop it getting bumped
SIAP Sorry If Already Posted
SNAIL MAIL Regular postal service
T4P Thanks For Posting
TGP Thumbnail Gallery Post
TWEETER Person who posts on Twitter
USPS United StatesPostal Service

Other terms relating to ‘twitter’:

# Twitter hashtag
FMOT Follow Me On Twitter
HASHTAG Label on Twitter to aid searching
TWEETER Person who posts on Twitter
TWITCON Profile picture on Twitter
TWITTER A social networking site
TWITTER JAIL Having reached your tweeting limit