Colin Devroe

More microsyntax for Twitter from Chris Messina

10 November 2009

Chris Messina, founding father of the the ever-popular (and sometimes not) Hashtag, has proposed a few more syntax specific ways of doing things on Twitter. Chris is suggesting that we use /via instead of (via @cdevroe), /by for quote credits, and /cc for carbon-copying messages to specific people on Twitter.

Chris gives good examples for each of his suggestions so if you have no idea what any of the above means I suggest reading his post.

I like these suggestions but I don't believe /via will hold up well. RT @username may end up going away with Twitter's new Retweet feature rolling out. And typically /via @username would be used in those circumstances. I could be wrong though.

It is OK. You can reset your password.

If you happened to misplace your password or if it slipped your mind, don't worry. Enter your email address below and we'll send you a new, temporary password so you can get right back to what you need to do.

All sensitive information is SSL encrypted and secure. Learn more.

Reset Password