Do You Use Twitter? If so, you might already know some of these, but I thought it was full of insight and wanted to share!
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There have been so many times where I wanted to say a whole lot more than 140 characters on Twitter. We’ve all been there! And honestly, that amount of space IS quite a bit to convey a message. However, there are many that simply don’t agree. Still, we all have to abide by that one limit.
There are many clever abbreviations we can use to shorten up tweets. Most people like short and to the point. Make it a long, long message and folks often get lost in it. And what do they do? They move on!
You of course want people to stay long enough to read your post. I know for myself, on a website for example…if there is a super long welcome message, I will most often click away. However on Twitter, the platform takes care of that issue. We have 140 characters, use them wise!
Below is a handful of abbreviations, link and tweet shorteners, for your use
DM = direct message
RT = retweet
LOL = laugh out loud
BTW= by the way
b4 = before
1 = one, won
2 = to, too, two
fab = fabulous
fave = favorite
GR8 = great
FB = facebook
FYI = for your information
LMK = let me know
peeps = people
plz = please
TYT = take your time
L8er = later
thx = thanks
TY = thank you
2u = to you
Tweeple = twitter people
JK j/k = just kidding
K = okay
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IC = I see
fwd = forward
The links we use on Twitter can be very long. Fortunately there are many link shortening services at our disposal. I prefer bit.ly, as I have it in my favorites so all I have to do is click and enter my URL, and click shorten, and it instantly gives me the shortened version.
However, there are various shorteners I see others using, as there are a lot of alternatives. Below are a few I have listed for your convenience.
Need to make your tweet less than 140 characters?
Hopefully the resources I’ve provided will be of some help with your marketing, and also make your Twitter experience a better one.
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