Command Syntax

This page sets out the syntax for using Espra Trustmap from the web or directly from Twitter. Once you learn the syntax, which for Twitter users should be fairly intuitive, you can bypass the form interface on the website and just type directly into the command input.

Managing your trustmap

To add someone to your trustmap, the syntax is:

trust @user for #tag

To refer to a person, you use a contextual identifier, which for Twitter users is the standard @username syntax. You also use standard Twitter syntax for #hashtags, with a "#" symbol followed by a word without spaces.

To remove someone, the syntax is identical but with "untrust" instead of "trust":

untrust @user for #tag

You can add or remove a number of people and / or tags at the same time. For example, the following command will trust @tav and @evangineer for both #nightlife and #dancing:

trust @tav and @evangineer for #nightlife and #dancing

We've tried to make the syntax fairly forgiving: if you leave out a stray "and" it should still work.


Who do you trust?

who do I trust for #tag?

Who does someone else trust?

who does @user trust for #tag?

For example:

who does @thruflo trust for #dancing?

Trusted by

Who trusts me?

who trusts me for #foo?

Who trusts someone else?

who trusts @user for #tag?

For example:

who trusts @tav for #dancing?

Trusted for

You can see what you trust a user for:

what do I trust @user for?

And what someone else trusts a user for:

what does @user trust @user for?

For example:

what does @thruflo trust @evangineer for?

@user's trustmap

You can see what's in a users trustmap by typing their contextual identifier:


For example, the following will show you the most recent tags in my trustmap:



You can also see which users trust people for a specific tag:


For example, the following will show you who trusts people for #dancing:


More information

If you have any problems or have any questions, and we'll be very happy to try and help.