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Are they a

  • twitterer
  • Twitterer
  • Twitter user
  • tweeter
  • tweep?

Is it just a matter of preference?

For comparison, I think "Facebook user" is the accepted term.

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I've also seen them called "followers". –  Zairja Sep 14 '12 at 1:54
    
If you're going to vote to close it would be helpful to say why. –  mac389 Sep 14 '12 at 2:04
    
See the FAQ: (a) it's inviting a subjective list -- see the current answers; (b) it's General Reference. mashable.com/guidebook/twitter gives tweeter as well as Twitter user. –  Andrew Leach Sep 14 '12 at 6:44
    
Guess the close votes are unwarranted. This post could come in handy for later reference. Apparently, no consensus candidate has emerged yet for the answer. –  Kris Sep 14 '12 at 6:50
    
Twitter is just another service. Is it relevant enough to require a specific term for its users other than the descriptive "Twitter user"? - So if you use /. you are a Slasher and we are alle Stackies? –  Alexander Kosubek Sep 14 '12 at 7:47
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The appropriate term might be twit.

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It is a matter of preference. The Twitter blog uses both "Twitter user" and "tweeter". Articles in Wikipedia nearly always refer to them as "Twitter users".

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I've always found John Cleese's use of "twats" to be somewhat appropriate.

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It’s like sit and sat. Today you twit, but yesterday you twat. –  tchrist Sep 14 '12 at 2:41
    
@tchrist One who's a twit today would probably have been a twit all the time. TFIC. –  Kris Sep 14 '12 at 6:48
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As a developer, I stick to "[website name] user" so I don't have to track down every slang term made up on the "interwebz".

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