What is #Twitter Love ? How To Heart Tweet | Signs & Symbols

Twitterlove Bird

Unfinished Twitterlovebird created by Rob Barrett [permission granted]
Unfinished Twitterlovebird created by Rob Barrett [permission granted]

Making A List

The Newest Twitterlove Lists & Links

It's not quite that new, but, Twitter LISTS are another way to say, "I love you." I have a list that is named, "Who do you love!" And another list named "Twitter Best Friends." No matter what you call your list, when people see that you have been 'listed' it means that you are sending valuable and meaningful tweets in some category or subject area. Or it could just mean that you are in a group together, whether a family, location, career, hobby, or meet-up group.


Twitter is the fastest growing Social Network, MicroBlog that connects friends, families, co-workers, businesses and people around the world. Limited to 140 characters, tweets are shortened into pithy statements. Lengthy greetings and communications use symbols and hashtags to give meaning and link groups with similar interests.

THE EVOLUTION OF TWITTER
The secret language behind these signs are evolving as people use this system and mode of communication. The codes will expand as we find new uses for them. This is what I've gleaned so far.

GRATITUDE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

People have been using #TwitterLove as a form of gratitude. Use this sweet sign to thank people for their generosity. Maybe they've become a friend or follower. On "FollowFriday tweeters recommend people to follow. That's a good time to send out twitterlove.

THANK YOU NOTE

Use twitterlove to thank people for Retweeting [RT] or for helping out when you ask a question that needed an answer.

SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGED
Just like a hug or a phone call that reaches out and touches someone. Using the word love delivers a heartfelt emotion.

ENCOURAGEMENT
Twitterlove shows encouragement and affirmation. Send #twitterlove to anyone out there on twitter that is going through a crisis, hard time, healing and needs prayer or encouragement.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
People are actually forming relationships through the twitter Social Network. Therefore, people could fall into "Twitterlove." You could tweet your divine love a sugary message with a "Twitterlove" salutation. In this open social network, when people see all the chattering back and forth they might inquire, "So, are you guys in #Twitterlove?"

UK Getting Smart About Sugary Sweets - Twitter is Sugar-Free But Not Artificial

Artificial Sweeteners Decline Report: The market for sugar and artificial sweeteners in the UK is in long-term decline in volume terms, due to the growth in consumers avoiding sugar – the mainstay sector in this market.

  • researchandmarkets.com/reports/227959/sugar_and_sweetening_attitudes_and_alternatives

How Are People Using #TwitterLove


One tweeter did an informal survey asking whether any romances, marriages, and children were started on Twitter.

People pronounce how they simply adore the medium of Twitter in its many wonderful ways. Here's a sweet tweet, "..thing I love about twitter is that it's always alive no matter what time it is! twitterlove"

Where ever you might use the term, "love," you can substitute "twitterlove."

  • I feel the twitterlove
  • This guy spreads twitterlove almost daily
  • This one was real cool. "Yeay! My world is complete" #twitterlove

THE HEART SYMBOL ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I've seen the "I heart you" posted in a tweet. Keyboard Symbols on Windows

  • http://fsymbols.com/keyboard/windows/alt-codes/

DRESS UP THE HOLIDAY
Of course it comes in handy for Valentine's Day and any other holiday where love is the main ingredient.

  • Any Twitter love stories in time for V-day?
  • Don't be surprised if you see "twitterlove" flying on Mother's Day.

Read "Five Ways to Show Twitter Love" by Shonali Burke an independent consultant who believes in the power of community. Enamored with the power of twitter she wrote a blog for others who have fallen in love with Twitter. Shonali listed five ways to show your Twitter love on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Mr.Tweet
  2. Retweet
  3. FollowFriday
  4. Engage
  5. Go offline

Some profess their "Twitterlove" at all times of day. Any hugs and kisses out there? I won't be surprised when we hear about marriage proposals via Twitter. In that case, people will be going offline to consummate the relationship.

  • http://shonaliburke.com/2009/02/14/five-ways-to-show-twitter-love/

We Love Twitter
We absolutely love our little ones when they are young. So too, Twitter is in her infancy and we have no idea how she will grow and what direction she will take as she moves forward with input from so many creative minds.

TwitterLove Bird

Final image of Rob Barrett's Twitterlovebird
Final image of Rob Barrett's Twitterlovebird

Raves to Rob Barrett

Twitterlovebird created by Rob Barrett who lovingly shares the illustration process behind his creation. http://www.rob-barrett.com/

Promotional Cartoon Product

Spin Offs Onto Blogs and Networks

TWITTER IS HOT - I ♥ Twitter

Warren Sukernek of Twittermaven says. . .
Even though Twitter is one of the largest social networks and grew 813% last year as reported by Compete, it is still fairly niche. Twitter is now ready to go mainstream and all of these efforts are in support of that. Mainstream users are joining because Twitter is hot and the attraction to see celebrity’s inner most and even mundane thoughts is huge. The goal of these efforts is to build Twitter’s user base and volume.

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS
Yup. Really hit the big time now. There are some geek-o-mugs with Twitter birds and other products.

Mashable The Social Media Guide Pens This article
Mashable Rocks: Show Us Your Twitter Love
Everyone is asking for twitter love even Mashable. The Mashable Twitter account is maintained by Pete Cashmore. Mashable serves information about Web 2.0 news in addition to Twitter reviews.

  • http://mashable.com/
  • https://twitter.com/mashable
  • http://twitter.com/petecashmore

The Other Side of Love
Tim Berry writes about Twitter Hate and also Twitter Love in his article "Loving and Hating Twitter in Five Easy Pieces." He agrees that twitter keeps information flowing in relationships - that includes professional, as well as. Compressing thoughts into 140 characters or less can create surprisingly excellent scripts. Tim enjoys the ability to remove yourself from following when their tweets get to be a repetitive sales pitch or simply annoying. Ah relief!
And one great thing about twitter when the tweets are authentic - that prominent issue of 'transparency' is expressed with every sweet tweet.

  • huffingtonpost.com/tim-berry/loving-and-hating-twitter_b_178314.html

What do you think?

The Twitter Song

Twitter Wear

These days you will be able to find many manufacturers producing "Twitter" Shirt with a number of sayings and Twitter Bird Icons.

Cotton is an example that says: I'm Tweeting This

  • cottonable.com/2009/02/look-over-here-im-twitting-this-and-wear-the-shirt/#.VI8172TF-HM

Michelle Obama on Cover of Vogue posted by sherbetpink
Michelle Obama on Cover of Vogue posted by sherbetpink

Getting Drunk On Twitter

Twitterholic.com
Infatuated with lovely twitter? If you have fallen head over heels for her then perhaps you've gone overboard and become a twitterholic. I think of twitter as a feminie bird even though she's depicted as blue. Can you believe our beloved Twitter is only number four on the popularity chart? Find out who are the most popular twitter users. At the time that I wrote this blog the news mogel CNN, the US president, Barack Obama, and the singer,Britney Spears were listed before Twitter. Creators of Twitterholic.com want you to follow them at @alexrudloff and @gavin #TwitterLove

A number of years later all of the top ranking Twitter stars are musicians and singers with Lady Gaga leader the pack. The fun part of going to Twitterholic, another third-party application, happens when you insert your own Twitter name into the engine and find out your ranking, the exact date and time when you joined Twitter, where your rank compared to other people in your location, and a numerical chart of the progression of your followers, who you are following, and number of updates to your twitter stream that you have made. TwitterHolic is maintained by a major company called TwitterCounter.

In 2009, Greg Mitchell, a HuffingtonPost author wrote a blog about his very first day on Twitter.

Twitterholic

My first Twitter love song...by Patrick Johner

Graphing Twitterlove

Twitter is all about making connections. So, a third party application called FriendConnect was created. Friends, business partners, groupies and lovers, no matter how you organized your twitter connections, you could do during the first few years of Twitter. FriendConnect took your Twitter stream to an alternate website where people could expand the number of characters used, visualize the thread of conversations and organize their Twitter friends into groups. However, since the advent of this third-party application, Twitter has incorporated many of these features into the updated versions and put this application out of business.

TwitterLove: Applying the Social Graph API by John Musser
Although this program does not fill in all the thumbnail images you can still click to open the page where you have something posted. Want to visualize someone’s “following” list on Twitter? Thanks to this creative application of the Google Social Graph API you can. Even though Social Graph API was just released a couple weeks ago it didn’t take long before creative developers began seeing ways to put it to use. And as you can see in our TwitterLove profile the application uses 2 other APIs including the Twitter API to create a timeline and the Japanese service

Visit SimpleAPI.net to create thumbnails. is an article on the programmableweb page called, "TwitterLove : Applying the Social Graph API" for all those developers who need to learn about utilizing Twitter power for their third-party applications. " The Social Graph API is about Making Friends on the Internet by Linking Friendship accounts and all your accounts.

TWITTER SONGS
Whether it's a ballad, rock, or jazz, musicians are singing about Twitter and twitterlove. There will be classics. Check out the top ten on the charts.

#HASHTAG LISTING
As years come and go, everything changes. Thousands of API third-party applications were created and still are invented to utilize the power of Twitter connects people, groups and organizations. At one time there was a Twitter Hashtag dictionary for people who wanted to look up the meaning, or for people to invent and explain the meaning of those characters. I had added "TwitterLove" to the hashdictionary as we expanded our vernacular with the changing technology, but as you may gather, after reading this entire page, that, too, is outdated.

Giving Twitterlove in 2009

It's March 21, 2009 and not only is it my daughter's 18th birthday and the first day of spring but today it is also Twitter's Birthday. Let's Celebrate! Twitter is three years old today. Congratulations to Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone [on TED] and others on their team.

  • JACK DORSEY twitter.com/jack
  • TED TALK ted.com/talks/evan_williams_on_listening_to_twitter_users
  • Biz Stone twitter.com/biz
  • TECH CRUNCH techcrunch.com/2009/03/21/twitter-turns-three/
  • Judyrey tweets, "Happy Birthday to you...Happy birthday to you...Happy Biirrrthday, dear Twitter, Happy Birthday to you! - Marilyn Monroe"

I would really call that shouting out some twitterlove.

The New York Times published an article about sugar today. We could easily connect love with sugar and sweets. Well, this is a new era. The public has made it known that corn syrup and sweeteners are out and sugar is back in vogue. The Times states sweets are, "Blamed for hyperactivity in children and studied as an addictive substance, sugar has had its share of image problems. But the widespread criticism of high-fructose corn syrup — the first lady, Michelle Obama, has said she will not give her children products made with it — has made sugar look good by comparison.

  • nytimes.com/2009/03/21/dining/21sugar.html

Lets give hugs and twitterlove rather than treats.
This is a very strong statement and carries a lot of weight when our first lady boldly goes where others have demured to go. We must get our nation back on track for healthy eating and living. Lets give real love and not substitute artificial sweeteners. Of course, there will be those holding up progress. As much as I "love" scientists [yes, my husband is one of those.] The Times articles goes on to state,

  • Most scientists do not share the perception.Though research is still under way, many nutrition and obesity experts say sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are equally bad in excess. But, as is often the case with competing food claims, the battle is as much about marketing as it is about science.

Twitterlove, like hugs, says I appreciate you. I like you. I support what you are doing and saying.

  • Sweet Treat - Click name links on this hub to follow their twitter!


Twitter Hubpages #Twitterlove

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    Ancient News. Who has a Blackberry today? 5 ways to sync your Facebook status via your Blackberry (4 of which through Twitter integration): SMS/text message, toll-free phone call, Gtalk message, or through BB apps. All free! http://livelonger.hubpages.com/hub/Update-Facebook-Twitter-Status-Blackberry

  • Useful Twitter Applications

    Twitter is everywhere. It's impossible to escape the ubiquitous 140 character microblog. Author Leslie provides a few applications that are used in conjunction with Twitter. http://leslieposton.hubpages.com/hub/twitapps

  • 10 Ways to Get More Out of Twitter

    If you like using Twitter, the microblogging social networking tool, check out some of the new and free applications that can add extras and enhance your Twitter account. http://nylady.hubpages.com/hub/10-Ways-to-Get-More-Out-of-Twitter

  • Celebrities on Twitter - How To Spot a Fake

    How to detect the authenticity of a Twitter account? http://julieannamos.hubpages.com/hub/Celebrities-on-Twitter---How-To-Spot-a-Fake

  • Twitter: 30 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Effectiveness On Twitter!

    Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced user of Twitter.com there are so many ways to increase your effectiveness that you can always stand to learn a little more. http://julieannamos.hubpages.com/hub/Twitter-Effectiveness

  • How to Use Twitter for Business

    Many great tips for using Twitter. http://andreakalli.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Use-Twitter-for-Business

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queen cleopatra 7 years ago

Happy birthday, Twitter! Thank you for sharing so much info about corn syrup. And also Michelle Obama. I'm a fan of the First Lady--and of course, the President :D


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Debby Bruck 7 years ago Author

Wow! My first comment on this blog. Thanks to The Queen! Yeah - I definitely don't eat anything with corn syrup - way too sweet. But, twitterlove is calorie free and so good for you. Love, Debby


moeed talal 6 years ago

very helpful post :)


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

I'm glad it was helpful. Please let me know how you will do things differently or what you liked best in this Hub? Be well, Debby


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

I'm glad it was helpful. Please let me know how you will do things differently or what you liked best in this Hub? Be well, Debby


sasikrishna 6 years ago

great writer you are!


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Dear Sasikrishna - I thank you for the compliment.


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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Nice hub, I liked it.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hi Nikitha ~ Thank you for commenting. I feel like this is an oldie, but goodie.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

interesting work. I'm just getting into Twitter and trying to figure it out.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

G'day Justin. This blog is chocked fun of Twitter Love information. Don't you just Love the songs!? It's been almost 3 years since I wrote this and Twitter keeps changing. Getting better and better. Best, Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

well, i suppose change is important, especially for technology companies


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Competition is fierce for the attention of surfers, people researching, reading their daily news and many other reasons for being on the net. Initially Google integrated Twitter as part of their news feed. Now with Google+ I believe they may have remove Twitter from their computer-generated algorithms.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

well, I'll trust you to keep me posted on that, debby. God bless you and happy new year!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hi Justin. I may revisit this hub or create a new one on Twitter some time in the future when I learn more. Happy New Year to you and your family. Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

that would be great Debby. I would read it. Happy new year to you and yours as well!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Justin ~ It seems you keep returning to this page. Are you rereading it each time? I am in the middle of a big project and may not be able to get to updating this one for a bit. Blessings, Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i just like to respond to comments always. I don't like to leave folks hanging :-)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Justin ~ Back for more, I see. Well, on returning to hubs where a comment conversation happens, always provides time to learn something new. Twitter has been evolving the past few months and the entire environment has gotten way more complicated. The techniques and tools build right into the system have become so sophisticated that linked images and videos now play right on the Twitter stream, you can view conversations without clicking to a new page or third-party application, and view the activity of followers all on the main application. I won't be surprised if one day soon you will be able to leave little voice messages to thousands of followers. Wait and see.

Have a super weekend. Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Debby... it seems all the social networks, from twitter, to facebook to hubpages have gotten overly complicated. I just learn how to use them and then a new development occurs.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Justin ~ Good assessment. Twitter recently redesigned their entire site and method of using all functions. Everyone must readjust and relearn. I think this compares to rebooting when your computer shuts down and has an update. Good luck on this one. Debby


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Didge 4 years ago from Southern England

:)P Wonderful hub and a good addition to Hubpages! Many thanks for sharing!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hey there Didge - So happy you found this one useful. Enjoy Twitter, it's a conversation. Debby

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