When you are unable to connect to Twitter, an image of a whale appears instead, and it has earned his own name among the faithful Twitter crowd.
5Twitter Lingo: Fail Whale
Ranked #5 in Twitter 100
17Twitter Lingo: Tweeple
Ranked #17 in Twitter 100
Your followers are important to your Twitter reputation, so of course there’s a special affectionate term for the group as a whole.
27Twitter Lingo: Tweet
Ranked #27 in Twitter 100
If you want to be Twitter-smart, you need to know the correct way to describe the action of posting an update.
45Twitter Lingo: FollowFriday
Ranked #45 in Twitter 100
Don’t have a clue about who you should be following? Tune in to others’ recommendations during this weekly Twitter meme.
52Twitter Lingo: Friend
Ranked #52 in Twitter 100
Thought you were friends with Ashton Kutcher and Barack Obama? Think again. On Twitter, as in real life, friendship is a two-way street.
67Twitter Lingo: Follow
Ranked #67 in Twitter 100
Following other users is one of the most essential functions of Twitter, along with the equally important posting of updates.
79Twitter Lingo: Twitterer
Ranked #79 in Twitter 100
If you’re using Twitter, you’re not just another Web user — there’s a special word just for you.
82Twitter Lingo: Twitter timeline
Ranked #82 in Twitter 100
Like a blog, only shorter, Twitter displays all your tweets in a logical order in one place so they’re easy to find.