How to Use Shorthand Codes for Twitter
Part of the Twitter For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Send tweets even faster with Twitter shorthand commands. Shorthand codes work within the Twitter interface, anywhere you can update, or over text messaging. These commands aren’t case sensitive, which is especially useful when you are using Twitter on your cell phone.
|Direct message||D username This is a message!
DM username This is also a message.
|Follow people||F <username>
|Reply||@username What you just said was really smart!|
|Favorite a tweet||fav username
Note: If you’re receiving updates on your mobile phone, sending fav by itself will add to your Favorites tab on your Home screen the last update you received.
|Nudge (remind a user to update after he's been silent for 24 hours or more)||nudge username|
|Stats (get your followers and following count)||stats|
|Get the last update from a user||get username|
|Get a short user profile for a user||whois username|
|Silence updates to your mobile phone (from your mobile phone)||Quit
|Silence updates from a specific user||off username
|Turn on updates to your mobile phone (from your mobile phone)||on|
|Turn on updates for a specific user (from your mobile phone)||on username
|Invite a user to Twitter||invite email@example.com
invite 212 555 1212 (her text-enabled phone number, such as a mobile phone)