Tips on microblogging

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As with most social media technologies, the best way to learn is to use the technology and observe what others are doing. If you're looking for a few more guidelines here are a few resources which provide useful tips on microblogging:

Useful abbreviations

As microblog posts are limited to approximately 140 characters, a new vocabulary with its own shorthand and abbreviations has emerged to conserve characters. You may be familiar with some of these abbreviations from text messaging.

Abbreviation Meaning
@ Used in conjunction with @username to post a public reply to a user's micropost
# Prefix used for a hashtag, eg. #OERu (OER university)
AFAIK As far as I know
b/c because
BTW By the way
BRB Be right back
CX Correction
DM Direct message (usually a request to use the direct message feature which only you and the recipient can see)
EM email
FB Face book
FTF Face to face
G2G Got to go
Gr8 Great
ICYMI In case you missed it
IMHO In my humble/honest opinion
LMK Let me know
LOL Laughing out loud
MT Modified tweet used in conjunction with @username of the original tweet
PRT Partial re-tweet used in conjunction with @username of the original tweet or Please re-tweet
RT Re-tweet
RTHX Thanks for re-tweet used in conjunction with @username who re-tweeted
SMH Shaking my head
TY Thank you
TWB Tweet me back in relation to question or request
YT YouTube