Don’t know your FF from your RT? Here’s a quick guide to what on earth they’re all talking about!

@ used to mention someone in a Tweet and is followed by the username, so to mention us you would type @oysterdesign.

The hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. You can then search for all the Tweets that have used that hashtag.


DM is a direct message. Sometimes people will ask you to DM them rather than mention them in a Tweet so you can talk privately.

FF for ‘follow Friday’. The idea is to think of interesting people you already follow and recommend them to others.

ICYMI for ‘in case you missed it’.. obviously ;)


This means ‘shaking my head’


...means ‘as far as I know’


Apparently means ‘correction’