Sunday, June 13, 2010

New York Times bans the word 'Tweet'

The word 'Tweet' has become as embedded in social media culture as the term "friended", but don't expect to see it in the New York Times.

One of the world's most respected newspapers has put its foot down, complaining of the word's ambiguity.

To tweet, is to send out a small bite sized message 140 characters or less on the social networking site Twitter, which facilitates such literature known as 'micro-blogging'.

The Times, according to CNN, will stop using the word because it claims the word isn't actually standard English. The editorial team of the Times also took time to note that not everybody uses the social networking site, and therefore may not know what is meant by the word.
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