Here's what being ratioed on Twitter actually means

4 November 2020, 13:56

Here's what being ratioed on Twitter actually means
Here's what being ratioed on Twitter actually means. Picture: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images, Cassy Athena via YouTube
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The exact meaning of getting ratioed on Twitter.

The world of social media is a magical place, a place that has a language no non-social media user can actually understand. Case in point: Shifting and shadow banning on TikTok. Oh, and don't forget Heather.

If you're on social media, especially Twitter, you've probably seen the term "ratioed" flying around. People have been tweeting the word without so much as an explanation. Is it a mathematical equation? A special sort of sum? Thankfully, we're here to help. Here's the definition of "ratioed" on Twitter.

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What does getting ratioed on Twitter mean?

According to Urban Dictionary, being ratioed (sometimes spelt "ratio'd") is when "a reply to a tweet gets more likes than the tweet it was replying to usually indicating the unpopularity or stupidity of the original tweet." For example, if your tweet got 10 likes but a reply got 10,000 likes, you have sadly been "ratioed".

It's also worth noting that getting ratioed is considered a sign of failure. It's not exactly a compliment so when it happens to you, it's best to hang your head in shame.