A series of messages
Did you see Drew's comment in the thread yesterday?
Yeah, I can't believe he said that.
I'm pretty sure he didn't realize it would show up as a reply to everyone.
|Threadjacking||Steering a discussion away from the original topic|
|ITT||In this thread|
|EOT||End of thread|
|bump||Forum post message bump|
|Derail||To take a discussion off topic|
|IBTL||In before the lock|
|QFE||Question for everyone|
|TTT||To the top|
In emails and online, people often refer to a string of messages that make up a conversation as a "thread." For example, a Redditor may post, "Tell me how you prepare your eggs," and other Redditors might reply with their methods, creating a thread.
Since the increased usage of email and the advent of social media in the 2000s, threads have become commonplace. As a result, you will see threads on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit, where conversations are the core aspect of their existence.
However, each app, service, site, etc., displays threads differently. For example, Twitter shows replies to a tweet differently than how Facebook organizes comments in a thread.
Besides social media, you will also see threads in online forums, messaging apps, and email services. Like with social media, these services display posts and email messages differently.
[h]Different thread formats[/h3]
Typically, you will see threads displayed in one of two formats:
Many sites and services also allow you to filter messages in a thread by how popular they are, their recency, etc.