In parts oneÂ and twoÂ of this series, we learned how to create a Twitter account and begin tweeting. In this last installment, weâ€™ll share some â€śinsider tipsâ€ť that will have you tweeting like an expert in no time:
- MT: MT means â€śmodified tweet.â€ť If you are retweeting someone but youâ€™ve changed some of the content of their tweet, instead of using RT you can use MT to signify the tweet is not exactly the same. Example:Â
- HT: HT or H/T means â€śheard through.â€ť If you are not retweeting something from twitter, but would like to attribute the source where you saw the information, you can mention the handle after HT. Example:Â
- Via: If you learned of something via someone else or if an article you are tweeting is from a newssource, you can attribute that by using via. Example:Â
- CC: Just like emails and memos, cc means “carbon copy.” If you want someone else to see your tweet, you can cc them. Example:
- Dots: Beginning a tweet with a handle means that only those who follow both you and that handle will see that tweet. For this reason, you will often see a dot before a handleâ€™s name if that handle is at the beginning of the tweet. Example:Â
Whether you’re considering creating a Twitter account or already tweeting regularly, we hope you find this series of Twitter Tips helpful. Things change frequently on Twitter, which means that tips, best practices, and lingo also change frequently, and we’ll keep you posted as Twitter continues to evolve. Happy tweeting!