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All a Twitter: A Personal and Professional Guide to Social Networking with Twitter by Tee Morris

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B. Twitterspeak

Throughout this book, I have been pressing upon you all the importance of Twitter’s language. Before opening this book, you probably didn’t know what social networking was, would not understand why watching your API Usage was so important, or why you needed to always keep an eye out for @Mentions and DMs. This is part of the Twitter culture.

Here’s a word, though, you didn’t hear me drop in this book: Tweeple.

I refer to my networks as Twitters, as my network, or as Friends. I will not, however, refer to those in my network as my Tweeple or my Peeps. Why? Because I find both terms slightly condescending and a wee-bit silly. However, others in my network—many of them close friends—use Twitterspeak as Mashable.com refers to it. ...

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