Methinks its about time someone began keeping a list of all the twitter acronyms floating around. For simplicitys sake, I’ve neglected to track any acronyms that began on AIM, IRC, or other earlier internet services (ie: LOL, WTF, etc)
- series of tubes – Refers to the internet. Origin: former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens, who famously refered to the internet as a ‘series of tubes’ when criticizing an amendment to a bill on internet regulation
– For the Win. Origin: unknown
– Opposite of FTW. For the Loss. Origin: unknown
– Verb. To FAVRD a tweet, is to vote for it to appear on the internet site textism. Ex: ‘I favrd your last tweet’ Origin: unknown
– Not an acronym. Used to describe a service or product that is not working. ex: ‘USAir FAIL!’, ‘Apple FAIL!‘ Origin: unknown
– Used as a verb, meaning ‘own’. ex: I ‘pwned’ you. Origin: Arose as a common typo of the word ‘own’.
– Refers to the internet. Origin: unknown
– Retweet. Used when re-broadcasting a tweet. ex:”RT @username tweet text” Origin: unknown
– Overhead. Used when tweeting something that was overhead in conversation ex:”OH text text” Origin: unknown
What should I add to the list? Leave your comments below.