As a copywriter, I don’t often get the chance to do any creative writing, so this article was great fun to produce! If you already know how Twitter works, you’ll be able to read it straight away,. If you don’t, it’s a novel way to learn about the etiquette of Twitter code, conversation and content. I hope you enjoy it.
(With apologies to the real owners of these usernames)
D Cinderella Sweep the floor, polish the windows and dust the skirting boards RIGHT NOW!
D WickedStepMother But I already have to clean the bathroom, mow the lawn and cook the dinner!
D Cinderella I don’t care. Get on with it, girl.
D WickedStepMother OK then. I’ll do what I can. #Overworked&Underpaid
@ UglySisters You are invited to a Ball to meet @ PrinceCharming
@ Cinderella We’re going to the Ball! And you’re not! #Nernernenerner
Wish I was going to the Ball to meet @ PrinceCharming #Sad
D Cinderella Fetch me a pumpkin, some mice, a rat and two lizards
#FF FairyGodmother Wow! Turned pumpkin into coach, mice into horses, rat into coachman and lizards into footmen!
D Cinderella Remember, you must be home by midnight, or all the spells will be broken
Checked in at ‘The Ball’ on FourSquare
@ Cinderella Can you dance in those glass slippers?
@ PrinceCharming You asking?
@ Cinderella I’m asking
@ PrinceCharming I’m dancing! #Curtseys
@ PrinceCharming Sorry. Gotta go. It’s midnight. #LostMyShoe
Anyone know who owns this shoe? http://twitpic Please RT
@ PrinceCharming Try it on @ UglySisters
@ WickedStepMother Done, but it doesn’t fit their ugly feet
It fits me! #FoundMyShoe
@ Cinderella Will you marry me?
Living happily ever after. What’s it like where you are?
This article was originally published on Business on Twitter.
One of the services I provide for clients is writing Twitter and Facebook updates as the voice of their brand. Alternatively, I can train you how to do it yourself. Please contact me if you’d like some social media help.
Key to Twitter code
• @ Username = Clickable link to a particular Twitter user in a public message that other Twitter users can see
• RT = Retweet = Tweet that is passed on by other Twitter users
• #Hashtag = A way to collate all tweets about a particular keyword
• #FF = Follow Friday = A recommendation to other Twitter users to follow a particular username
• OMG = Oh My God
• Pls = Please
• D = Direct Message = A private message only possible between Twitter users who follow each other and only seen by them
• Tweetup = Meet up arranged on Twitter
I originally wrote this article for Fresh Business Thinking as a fun way to learn Twitter jargon.