The ever-changing landscape of the Internet leads to many gaps between who’s in and who’s out, especially with regards to jargon. Nothing makes a person look less aware than gross misuse of terminology. I’ve assembled this brief guide to help our valued readers cope in our Twitter world.

Acceptable Phrasing

Twitter
|ˈtwitər|

Noun: A micro-blogging service, in which users post updates consisting of 140 or fewer characters.
Verb: To use Twitter

Tweet
|twēt|

Noun: A single post on Twitter
Verb: To create a post on Twitter

Unacceptable Parlance

  • · Twit, twitted
  • · Tweetered
  • · Any use of t, w, a vowel, and then t (especially in the case of “a”)

 

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