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Page history last edited by Chris Messina 14 years, 8 months ago


Chris Messina


In 140 characters:

The slash ("/" aka "the slasher") is used to set off metadata from the rest of a tweet.



Metadata to a tweet has often been surrounded by parentheses to set it off from the main body of the tweet. While this works, it uses one character too many. The slasher is a convenient and compact way to indicate the start of metadata.


Details and Use Cases:

To use the slasher, just prefix your tweet's metadata with the slash!

Twitter / Chris Messina: It's like TripIt for ships ...

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