RT @kellyecrane Great idea: PR consultants, let's use the #soloprpro hashtag to share information! http://bit.ly/3wkIZuTo the uninitiated, this looks like a bunch of gibberish. After doing a bit of research, we will attempt to translate:
- The "RT" means it's a retweet, or reposting of someone else's Twitter message.
- The @kellyecrane gives credit to the person who first posted this tweet and sends her an alert about the retweet. She apparently is a public relations professional.
- The # character is called a hash mark, maybe because it kind of looks like a plate of hash browns?
- Words prefixed with the # create "hashtags," or keywords that help Twitter users find related tweets.
- The http://bit.ly/3wkIZu is a stand-in link that's shorter than the true web address, but it will take you to the same page. The author uses it to stay within Twitter's 140 character limit.