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Brinda Berry is BACK and decided to give us a pop quiz to test our TWisdom. It’s an Open Google quiz, so you are guaranteed to ace it. Unless…

Unless you have your hands crammed into a half-frozen turkey cavity, extracting that turkey neck and bag of innards for your homemade stock. If that’s the case, step away from Food Network.

At the end of the quiz, Brida treats us to a list of TwitterVille “insider speak.” Tweets and Tweeps and Retweets and Twerps.

What? That last one isn’t in the TWITTER dictionary? See why I have techie-guru-talented-writer and friend Brinda Berry knock me out of my hammock each Wednesday? You are welcome.

Thunk. I got tipped out of my comfort zone. Climb Flitter aboard, Brinda!

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Brinda Berry is the author of The Waiting Booth, a YA fantasy published by Etopia Press. Currently working in higher education administration, she spends her days thinking of ways to improve education for college students. Brinda spends her nights devising exciting tales that involve teens who might be saving the world.

Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She has a BSE in English and French and a MEd in Learning Systems Technology. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. Find Brinda :  FACEBOOK ,   TWITTER ,   WEBSITE/BLOG
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ARE YOU A TWEETER OR A TURKEY?
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by Brinda Berry

.Hope everyone is revving up for some great food and company for Thanksgiving. If you’re not American, you’re missing out on the biggest meal of the year. Yes, we Americans take our Thanksgiving meal seriously. What could be better than gorging on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and that famous green bean casserole that your aunt makes every year? The answer is GORGING and then some serious couch time for TWEETING. It’s a perfect time to lounge around and catch up on the conversations in Twitterville.

First, let’s see if you speak Twitter.  Have fun with the quiz and add some of your own in the comments. Some of the acronyms below are used due to the 140 character limit on a message.

1. A picture of a FAIL WHALE appears on the screen. This means…

a. a public service announcement about using birth control
b. Twitter has been watching you and you don’t know what you are doing
c. the Twitter server is overloaded from all the people tweeting
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2. You can place the following in a tweet:
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a. a shortened link
b. an image link
c. a cry for help ’cause you’ve lost your everloving mind from writing non-stop
d. all of the above
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3. You can tweet from…
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a. your phone
b. your home computer
c. your ipad
d. your bathroom (also known as twitterlooing)
e. all of the above
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4. Hashtag is…
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a. an illegal drug that I’ve been looking to buy for weight loss
b. a punctuation mark I thought was a pound sign that indicates a common topic like #weloveBrinda or #imturkeystuffed or #yalitchat
c. can cause trending of topics
d. b and c, but not a….this answers reminds you of high school, right?
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5. A Twitter party is one that takes place on Twitter (duh) and is…
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a. announced ahead of time to invite users
b. synchronous and utilizes a hashtag where people can see a stream of partygoer tweets
c. sometimes involves prizes
d. great advertising
e. all of the above
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The dreaded fill-in-the-blank section.
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6. BTW means __________________.
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7. BRB means ____________________.
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8. FF as in hashtag lingo (#FF) means _________________.
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9. J/K means ________________________.
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10. B/C means ________________________.
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And now the BONUS words (AKA just for fun, so I’m giving you the answers…these are from the Mashable.com website) :
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adventuritter: an adventurous twitterer
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beetweet: a buzzing tweet; a “hot” tweet
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co-twitterer: a partner that tweets on your Twitter account.
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dweet: tweet sent while intoxicated
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drive-by-tweet: a quick post inbetween tasks
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friendapalooza: a quick burst of friend-adding
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mistweet: a tweet in which one later regrets
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neweeter: a new tweeter
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occasionitter: an occasional tweeter
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sweeple: sweet twitter people
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twaiting: twittering while waiting.
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twalking: walking while twittering via text.
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tweepish: feeling sheepish or regretful about something you tweeted.
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tweeple: Twitter people, Twitter members, Twitter users.
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tweeps: Twitter people that follow each other from one social media/network to another.
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tweetaholism: the continued use of Twitter as an addiction that is difficult to control.
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tweetaholic: someone addicted to Twitter, so much so that it may be an actual problem.
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tweet-back: bringing a previous tweet conversation or reference back into the current conversation.
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tweet-dropping: eavesdropping on someone else’s home page in friends mode.
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tweeterboxes: twitterers who tweet too much.
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tweetheart: that special tweeter who makes your heart skip a beat.
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tweetin: when a group of twitterers agree to get together at a set time to twitter.
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twitterpated: to be overwhelmed with twitter messages.
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twitterphoria: the elation you feel when the person you’ve added as a friends adds you back
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twitterage: rage at a twitter post
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twitterhea: the act of sending too many Twitter messages
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THANKS, BRINDA! And, if you’re reading this, thanks for visiting. Remember, leave a comment, a question (Brinda will answer on-line) and then click here to be redirected to Brinda’s Site to enter your name in the SUPER SPECIAL NOVEMBER PRIZE RAFFLE. You can enter as often as you want. Just make sure you leave a comment before you do! (HINT! HINT! It a Tony-the-Tiger greAT prize!)

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Oh! Oh! Let’s have some fun with this! Invent sentences using Twitterville lingo that–if used around non Twittervanians–might garner an “are you daft?” or a charity fund for your speech therapy , or an intervention followed by a stay at a posh rehab facility. I’m working on mine. Back atcha with it in the comments section.




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