This whole social media thing has been quite a trip.
This post was a result of me seeing #ff on twitter and having no idea what it meant. I guessed that it meant follow or favourite? Not quite.
I checked it out and it means Follow Friday and when someone is tagged with #ff it means that you are encouraging others to follow them on Twitter. This doesn’t necessarily happen on a Friday though.
Using #ff (or #followfriday) in a tweet along with 1 or more @names means you recommend those people as worth following.
The interesting thing about Twitter is that things like hashtags eg. #ff have come about organically. Started off by Twitter users and then used more frequently till it caught on as a standard thing. It can be frustrating as there is no real twitter guide or instructions. It’s like being in the in crowd. Once you use it enough you’ll know what all the tags and stuff mean. No wonder there are some people who say they loathe Twitter and prefer Facebook. For me it’s the other way around. I find there is more privacy control and less junk with Twitter.
Here are more from this cool site called Tagdef that’s making it all crystal clear to me:
#nf means now following
#gts means guess the song
#oomf means one of my followers
Charlie Sheen has been responsible for loads of new ones like (funny plus a huge dose of ego, but I love the creativity)
#biwinning which means I win here I win there… now what
#sheenius which means an intellectual on the level of Charlie Sheen (quite egotistical huh?)
#dogspeed a take on godspeed to wish someone good fortune
#gnarlington is a person worthy of Charlie Sheen’s notice
And here I just got the handle on what ROFL and STFU means.
Before I end this post I just want to thank the wonderful NoodleThread for #ff ing me and introducing to this new strange world of hashtags.