Twitter used to be so simple. One hundred forty characters. A hashtag here or there. That was it.
It’s become a world of its own now, with inside jokes, phenomenon and memes galore. Adding to the Twitter lore, New York
magazine was kind enough to compile all the “linguistic tics” of the past year. Here are a few of our favorites:
As in … “because the Internet.”
A reference to New York’s new mayor, Bill DeBlasio, Vanity Fair
calls it “the hashtag you will need most this year.”
Perhaps the greatest Twitter account ever:
An aggravating article or post that must be read in order to ridicule.
#followateen and #followanadult
Adults pick a teen to follow and describe their tweets—and vice versa.
It gets really awkward when your teen finds out you’re following them.
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Check out New York
magazine for the full 2013 Twitter glossary