Dec 2, 2011

Subtweet Examples

Now that we've given you the definition of a subtweet and taught you how to subtweet, it's time to get to some subtweeting examples.

Subtweeting can be done in a number of ways.

You have your subtle subtweets....
Depending on the number of people she dates [which by the looks of
things isn't many] she could potentially be tweeting about anyone. 
You're not so subtle subtweets....
Okay, so she's definitely talking about one of her friends, but which one?
Unless the person who thinks he/she/it is being subtweeted about stalks the
followers list, he/she/it won't know that the subtweet is about him/her/it
Your aggressive subtweets....

This is where things start to get dirty.  This twitter user is calling out those who subtweet her
by subtweeting.  It certainly is a vicious cycle.

And your downright vicious subtweets...


As mentioned in previous articles, there is an art to subtweeting.  If done correctly, one may be viewed as a comical, or even sage twitter user.  However, if abused, a twitter user would appear to be an overly passive aggressive individual incapable of expressing his/her/its true feelings to whomever is being subtweeted.  

Sep 22, 2011

Subtweets of the Day [9.21.11]

@KeywannaRose:  im selfish casue i dont wanna share YOU with nobody else, not even those that came before me #subtweet.

Well, it sounds to me like someone has security issues.  I'm not gonna lie, though, I have felt this way before.  You know? You're so into someone that you get upset when they talk about not only someone that might be trying to talk to them, but even when they talk about the old and extinguished flames in their lives?  It's a personal issue, and needs to be fixed if you want the relationship to work.

@angelicaagracee:  #truthis, I'm done with our friendship.. I've always been there for you, but it was never really mutual. You're too followbatty #subtweet

Girl, that's deep, but I hear you.  You can't invest too much of yourself into anything especially when you're yielding no returns and you're only getting negative results.  Some call doing that "faithful"... I call it stupid.

@Yungsteezie: #Subtweet'n a person dat u follow is #LAME jus @ em

Unfortunately, steezie, not everyone has the balls to do that sort of thing, and while everyone may think they know who the person is subtweeting, the person subtweeting is not saying that that's who they're talking about... just passive agressiveness at its finest.

@shakasisulu:  When u say this without naming names are u not also doing the same? RT @JoziGoddess: Many choose a #subtweet #twar, immature

#Twar?  Really?  LMAO!!!

Aug 12, 2011

Teach Me How to Subtweet

You've probably know the definition of the word Subtweet but do you know how to do it?

Subtweeting is an art. Plain and simple. You have to be very tactful and intuitive when you subtweet someone, and you have to be dealing with someone that displays equal adeptness.  It's pretty safe to say, however, that most of the people using Twitter, today, do possess the ability to read into your subtweet and realize that it's about them.

Technically, all you have to do to subtweet someone is put the hashtag #Subtweet somewhere in your tweet.  But there's something so much nicer [or vicious] about planning out your attack.

Say, for instance, you there's some random breaking news about somebody in the pop music industry.  For this example we will use Beyonce, as most of the people that I follow are either fans of Beyonce or know who she is.  Say Beyonce got pregnant.  This breaking news would hit and the sea of Beyonce fans would start tweeting about it.  Perhaps you don't have many people on your timeline that tweet about Beyonce, but there is ONE, and this ONE keeps on tweeting about it, over and over and over again.

 What do you do?  You can subliminally let this person know that they're getting on your f_cking nerves, clogging up your TL [time line] with tweets about Beyonce without directly confronting them.

Subtweet Example:  Okay! We get it! Beyonce is pregnant!  Can you PLEASE stop clogging up my time line with this old news #subtweet

 Perhaps, if they see your subtweet, they will understand and back off.  However, as is typical with Beyonce stans [stalker fans... people who idolize whomever they are stanning for], you might get some backlash if he/she realizes that you've subtweeted them, and you might be hit with a counter attack:

Subtweet counter attack example:  If you don't like what I'm tweeting about then you can simply unfollow #Subtweet

By this time, it's pretty clear what's going on, and you can choose to do one of two things:  ignore it, or unfollow.  Subtweeting is just as simple as that.

It has been my experience, however, that I'll #subtweet something and I'll get DMs [direct messages] from followers asking me if I was just subtweeting about them.  Usually my response [if I was NOT subtweeting about them is an honest "no"].  However, if the person I am subtweeting confronts me in private, I reply with "if the shoe fits."

All in all, this whole notion of subtweeting, the examples of how to do it and the methods for countering and replying to those who confront you about subtweets is nothing but one humongous validation for people who are passive aggressive.  Unfortunately a lot of us have trouble, or know of people who have trouble, telling it like it is/ being told like it is.

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