Re: verb forms related to Twitter ?

Subject: Re: verb forms related to Twitter ?
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:12:13 -0700

On 2011-09-14, at 6:56 AM, "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> One of the difficulties [is] the item's current uniqueness. There is no obvious generic term. (Perhaps that's merely a confession that I cannot think of one.)
>

The generic category that covers tweets and status updates is usually
called "microblogging". The action is "post". While Twitter would have
you "tweet", the generic world "posts" to the Twitter service.

This flies in the face against marketing practice, which has the ideal
goal of turning your company name into a verb.

Marketing and TechCom: wither the twain shall meet? (or stop the twain
-- I wanna get off!)

-Tony
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References:
verb forms related to Twitter ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: verb forms related to Twitter ?: From: Donna McManus
Re: verb forms related to Twitter ?: From: Peter Neilson

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