One look at Twitter and you are probably overwhelmed with @ signs and # marks. I remember asking one of my students, what ‘those hash things’ mean. He chuckeled and explained exactly what a hashtag was and how it is used. His odd smirk, forced me to semi-stalk him for two days asking about everything that I saw on Twitter, demanding a breakdown of the lingo. The more I explored, the more I learned that there is a whole set of lingo for every interest as well–even education.
In case you don’t have a captive translater as I do, or a team of sixty journalism students to investigate it for you, I thought a handy Twitter Dictionary would be an awesome tool for any tech newbie or Journalism adviser responsible for not just understanding, but teaching the ins and outs of social media.