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Oxford English Dictionary Adds Expanded Definitions Of “Follow,” “Follower” And “Tweet”

A true sign of the times: the Oxford English Dictionary has expanded its entries for follow (verb), follower (noun), and tweet (noun and verb) to include the social media senses of the words.

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Birth Year Fun On Twitter

We know you like cool things on Twitter – and what’s cooler than something about YOU?

If you’re a fan of “what happened on the day you were born” type stuff, you’ll like this ‘birthday words ‘Twitter. But there’s a catch: You can’t be someone who is shy about sharing the year you were born . . . though we’re not sure who you think you’re fooling by hiding it anyway.

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Retweet Added To Oxford English Dictionary

In the latest testament to Twitter’s growing importance in the modern world, the Oxford English Dictionary has recognized one very significant aspect of the micro-blogging social network by adding the word ‘retweet’ to its 12th edition.

The OED is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and in an effort to prove they’re still quite capable of keeping up with ‘what’s happening’ (thank you very much) they have included Twitter’s share functionality in their latest tome, describing it as:

verb: (on a social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)

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