In class, we discussed from the presentation “The Language of Social Media,” the history of texting and how Twitter has become a social phenomenon. Now it’s time to apply the knowledge you have learned. You will open a Twitter account and then using 140 characters or less, you will rewrite 5 existing headline. You may use existing headlines from news stories, sports, music, technology or something related to your field of study. Your tweets must be active and written in an engaging way in order to draw in your audience. Try selecting stories you feel your readers would want to read.
In addition, you will select at least 3 of your classmates to exchange tweets with. It can be used as part of the 5 headlines, but you must show you have completed the tweets. You can use my twitter @ csantoro21, to attach your 5 Tweets, or you can take screenshots and upload them into a word document in the link below.
If you would like to review the Prezi “The Language of Social Media," you can review at the following link; http://prezi.com/pckksw9ozwpz/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
Definition of Twitter Terms
Retweet: A forwarded tweet – identified with abbreviation RT
Reply: Response to another tweet – identified by “@” symbol
Mentions: Similar to replies – user posts another users name within tweet
Keywords: Inserted before keyword or topic – identified by hash tag (#)
Plain: Tweets with no replies, retweets or mentions
Via: Where a tweet was posted from such as; Twitter, TweekDeck, various mobile devices and the web
Followers: Statistics appear on users profile page
Common acronyms used by teens
AITR -- Adult in the room (or AIR).
C9 -- Code 9 (meaning parents in the room).
KPC -- Keeping parents clueless.
NP -- Nosy parent, also No problem.
PA -- Parent alert (or P911).
PAH -- Parent at home.
PAL -- Parents are listening.
PBB -- Parent behind back.
PIR -- Parent in room.
PITR -- Parent in the room.
PLOS -- Parent looking over shoulder.
POS -- Parent over shoulder, also Piece of s*.
POMS -- Parent over my shoulder.
PRW -- Parents are watching.
Mood or Reaction
ALOL -- Actually laughing out loud.
CID -- Crying in disgrace.
CRBT -- Crying real big tears.
FOFL -- Falling on floor laughing.
FOMCL -- Falling off my chair laughing.
LTIC -- Laughing 'til I cry.
OMG -- Oh my God/goodness/gosh (expressing shock or amazement).
ROTFL -- Rolling on the floor laughing.