Twictionary: 15 Hilarious Twitter Buzzwords For Social Marketers [Graphic]

By Megan O'Neill 

Are you “attwicted” to Twitter?  If so, you’re not going to want to miss out on the hilarious Twitter buzzwords, Twitter speak and Twitter jargon in this fun infographic from Marketo.  The infographic rounds up fifteen of the most ridiculous Twitter-related “words” out there, complete with definitions, examples and illustrations.  Twitter Lingo FTW!

Attwicted: The act of being addicted to Twitter.

Bird-of-Mouth Marketing: A loose form of Twitter-based marketing where you rely heavily on Twitter users to share your content with others.

Detweet: The tweet you composed but then erased, for any reason, before posting.

Dweet: A nearly incomprehensible tweet that is posted by an individual who is incredibly intoxicated.

PTT (Peak Tweet Time): The window of time during any given day when Twitter activity is at its highest and marketers seek ultimate tweet visibility.

Politweet: A politically charged tweet that is likely to offend most, if not all, readers.

Repeatweet: A tweet that is sent more than once because the composer believes the content of the message is especially marketable.

Twalker: A person who creates a Twitter account for the sole purpose of stalking someone.

Twantrum: An especially annoying rant or tantrum thrown via Twitter.

Tweet Cred: Accolades received from a celeb on Twitter, which earns you new followers, Web traffic, and general credibility for your brand and product.

Tweetup: A gathering, usually for networking purposes, that is planned on Twitter by a group of Twitter users.

Twillionaire: A person who became filthy rich because of his or her personal marketing skills on Twitter.

Twitteratti: A portmanteau of the words “Twitter” and “glitterati,” these are Twitter’s perceived A-listers, whom other users want to follow or by whom they wish to be followed.

Twypo: A misspelled word that completely changes the tweet’s meaning.

Twurvey: An informal survey conducted on Twitter that is typically used for marketing purposes.

Check out the full infographic below to see these Twitter words in action and let us know what you think!  Have you ever used any of them?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.