Twitter is an awesome way to share information, and it’s an excellent way to build your brand and drive traffic to your websites.
When using Twitter, you should always be yourself. That’s what I do, and that’s what I always preach. No matter what. Well, except for one thing.
I’m 37 years old, probably a lot more boring than a lot of the young guys on Twitter. To my knowledge, I’ve never used any of the words in the Twitter dictionary, other than Twitter itself.
This might change, and you know what?
When I think about it, there are five reasons why I’m considering using twords (words that are commonly used in the Twitter culture):
1) It’s Fun
Writing english is not boring, I really enjoy it, but I’m really just using the same words over and over again. There’s really nothing new and exciting. When adding new weird words, like twiends (friends that you have made or already had on Twitter) or twhore (somebody who does everything to get attention on Twitter), it spices up everything, and it can actually be fun.
2) Creating a Mystery
When finding and adding new words to my sentences it changes how everything looks and how it sounds. Sometimes it even gives the sentence a completely different meaning. I think about my new words as a mystery, a mystery that my readers need to solve in order to understand the true meaning…
3) Feel Young (again)
I’m 37 years old, and I’m not really feeling old. It’s just that a lot of people are a lot younger than me, and they have a completely different way of communicating. When adding new weird words to my dictionary, I feel younger, I feel like a teenager (without a clue of what I’m doing).
4) Be the Expert
Most of the people I share information with on Twitter are using regular words. I rarely, close to never, see any of the words used in the Twitter dictionary. So, if I start using words like twerzle (a new way to say “tweet” without sounding like someone whos jumped on the Twitter bandwagon), deets (shorthand for details), RTHX (Retweet Thanks – Thanks for the retweet), or MILT (shorthand for mom Id like to tweet) I’ll sound like the expert. When you’re the expert (or at least people think that you’re an expert), you’ll get a lot more traffic and earn a lot more money (not all of the time, but most of the time).
5) Be Cool
I started using Facebook many months before I started using Twitter. Now, my family and friends are all over Facebook and they are joining one by one on Twitter as well. In their eyes I’m just a regular friend (or a family member) using Twitter. If I start using words like Swhit (tweeting while having a shit, also known has Swhitting or on the Swhitter) or IMHO (shorthand for in my humble opinion) they wouldn’t understand what was going on. They will (probably) think that I’m the coolest guy they know on Twitter.
You’ll find all the words you never thought exsisted at Twittonary (the Twitter dictionary).