An individual who uses social media can be described in several ways. For instance, those who post selfies may be seen as arrogant or insecure and share them for the attention they garner.
A Twitter war (twar) can take many forms; from being serious or lighthearted and often including multiple tweets; to using private Instagram accounts as hiding places for content they don’t want their employers to see (finstas).
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Tweets are short messages posted to Twitter that serve to share information or updates, make political or social statements, or engage in an argument or battle between users. Many use “twar” to refer to an ongoing battle among two individuals while “this ain’t it” expresses disagreement with particular posts.
Twitterati is an informal slang term referring to elite Twitter users with large followings on social media such as Literati or Glittata in English, similar to the terms Literati or Glittati. This group of elite users is concerned with global issues like climate change and pollution; research demonstrates this trend through air and plastic pollution issues being of primary concern compared to changes in lockdown policies; spikes in keywords related to air pollution or carbon emissions show these environmental threats are being recognized by this elite community of Twitter users.
Twitter venting may feel cathartic, but they’re often not the most effective way to solve a problem. A 140-character tantrum could actually alienate your audience rather than making them feel heard – which is why only targeting companies with big and verified Twitter accounts for your rant should be allowed – not sharing vengeful views about political or religious affiliation – especially if your message has been retweeted thousands of times.
Facebook stalking is a form of cyberstalking in which an individual secretly monitors another’s activities online via Facebook. This may involve excessive viewing of their profile, posts, stories and personal data as well as messages or comments which harass or threaten them. Stalking is considered an offense under state laws.
Although stalkers may be hard to spot online, there are a few telltale signs you can use as indicators. One such signal would be someone suddenly appearing at the top of your friend list or often showing up in your news feed; another sign may be them like and commenting on old posts they don’t follow back up on.
Check who’s stalking you by perusing the member list for your groups. If a certain individual keeps showing up in ethnic cuisine, joke, or local parenting groups repeatedly, this could be an indicator that they’re stalking you.
Weird flex but OK
Weird Flex but OK is a popular social media slang phrase that refers to something strange or unusual being boasted about, yet is still considered acceptable by society. The expression draws its name from the concept of “flexing,” or showing off one’s physique or belongings.
Finn Feighery first used this phrase on Twitter in December 2017 in response to Malala Yousafzai, who posted an account listing her achievements such as winning the Nobel Peace Prize and becoming the youngest-ever UN Ambassador.
This catchphrase gained wider prominence after Brett Kavanaugh used it to defend his claim of having been a virgin for years post high school. It quickly spread on social media and online forums before being used against his claims in a Fox News interview.
Since 2010, Twitter has used an egg icon as the default avatar for those who do not upload their own image, yet over time this became associated with harassment accounts and Twitter intends to eradicate that association.
Therefore, the company has switched out the egg for a gender-neutral silhouette of a person in gray – hoping this new image will encourage people to add photos to their profiles and improve user engagement.
No one knows whether this change will have any significant effect on harassment on Twitter, but it’s an encouraging start. The egg that broke Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record still vies for first place on Twitter’s most-retweeted list; perhaps soon it will fall. Either way, it’s an improvement over the ugly emoji previously used as it replaced it altogether.
Twitter (tweet) is an asynchronous text post which may include links, images, videos, animated GIFs and polls; as well as being used as direct message (DM). Tweets may include up to 280 characters of text.
Subtweeting refers to tweeting criticism without using someone’s name – it’s a form of social media passive-aggressiveness, used to gossip about an individual or a group.
OOTD (Outfit of the Day), is an increasingly popular social media trend where individuals share what they’re wearing that day on social media and use it as a hashtag to post updates and photos on various platforms. People may use #OOTD sarcastically or seriously; similarly to #blessed which has both positive and ironic interpretations when used sincerely or ironically.
A “Twar” refers to an online debate between two users or to an ongoing thread of tweets on an issue or subject matter.
Subtweets are tweets that criticize someone without directly naming them; this form of passive-aggressiveness can be very off-putting to read.
Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell is known for his humorous takes on Twitter-related matters and is one of the company’s meta employees. Last week he held a company Spaces session to introduce Parag Agrawal as CEO and answer Tweep questions – over 600 attended and ran into the night! Tweeps are very active on Twitter, sharing information such as photos from activities in their communities or sharing selfies to boost their mood through Instagram or Snapchat.
Don’t @ me
Twitter is a social media platform where users can communicate using text, photos or videos. When users tweet at someone using their @username they send direct messages. To communicate privately with another Twitter user they can “slide into their DMs”, which often serves as an expression of flirtatiousness or confidence.
Vaguebooking refers to posting intentionally vague messages on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for various reasons – either to show humor or avoid offending others, or as a form of protest when people don’t agree with someone’s opinions. A “Twitter War” refers to any exchange between two Twitter users that becomes highly publicised through multiple retweets.
Sliding into someone’s DMs
Sliding into someone’s direct messages on social media in the hopes of sparking romantic interest is different from communicating with people for professional or platonic reasons on this platform.
Subtweets are posts made on Twitter which criticize someone without directly naming them, an online form of passive-aggressiveness that’s become popular over time.
Mashups are works of content created by combining existing pieces together in order to form something more compelling than its individual parts; this trend can often be found on social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.