The Twitter Dictionary
Twitterhunt: verb and noun; when you find yourself at the end of a rant and you have to hunt through someone’s timeline to find the beginning so you understand just what they are ranting about.
Example: When I stumble upon Maureen Johnson in mid rant, I have to go on a Twitterhunt to find out what she is ranting about. I Twitterhunted all through it before I finally found the beginning.
Twitterjack: verb, when you stumble across and interesting conversation on Twitter and you just have to add your two cents.
Adjective: When I read their discussion about one of my favorite books, I had to Twitterjack so I could tell them what I thought.
Twitterpated; adjective; that feeling you get when someone you admire RTs your Tweet or indicates that you have said or done something cool.
Example: When A. S. King reteweeted me, I got all Twitterpated.
Tweetstalk: verb; following someone you admire in a totally non scary but yeah stalkerish way.
Example: Why yes I do in fact Tweetstalk Sean Beaudoin and Danile Kraus, because they have a lot of cool things to say.
Tweetrant: noun; a serial list of Tweets where a person rants about a topic.
Example: Did you read Maureen Johnson’s Tweetrant about the New York Times article? She made some valid points.
Please add to the Twitter dictionary in the comments. I know you have some of your own Twittervocab to share!
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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