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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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closed as not constructive by David Wallace, Robusto, Andrew Leach, MετάEd, mac389 Sep 15 '12 at 10:38

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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
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
Furthermore, although slang terms may come and go, we can confidently assert that users have been and will continue to be referred to as "Twitter users" for at least the near future. Co-founder Biz Stone uses the phrase often. –  Zairja Sep 15 '12 at 5:43

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The appropriate term might be twit:

A silly or foolish person. [Oxford Dictionaries Online]

(I suspect most Twitter enthusiasts would object to such a characterization.)

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@Mari-LouA Done. I am puzzled at our colleagues view about lack of value in your question. –  bib Nov 24 '14 at 12:51
In case somebody asks. I have reversed and upvoted bib's answer. Still hoping that this question gets reopened after a hiatus of two years. News Flash: There are two people who have voted to delete this question!? –  Mari-Lou A Nov 24 '14 at 20:11
@Mari-LouA As an aside, Craig Ferguson, a Scotsman turned Yankee comic, exulted over his new Twitter account, claiming "I've joined the Tweetie!" –  bib Nov 24 '14 at 22:56

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

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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