Slashtags are a set of short community-created conventions for attributing information on Twitter, also called microsyntax. They are designed to be succinct and provide an easy way to provide metadata about a tweet, especially when "retweeting".
A slashtag is preceded by the "/" character (called a slasher). It is stated that after the initial slash, the slasher is not required for subsequent slashtags. Slashtags normally appear at the end of a tweet.
These are example tweets with fictitious Twitter usernames to show how to use Slashtags.
- Here is something I think everyone would find useful: <URL> /cc @someInterestedParty
- Something someone else said. /by @thePersonWhoSaidIt
- RT @OriginalSource Retweeted text. /via @3rdPartyYouHeardItFrom
- I stand corrected. The info you want is here <URL> /thx @PersonWhoInformedYou
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