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Yesterday I wrote about a new competition from Collins that is asking social media fans to choose their favourite new word to be added to the next edition of their popular dictionary. Now, Merriam-Webster has revealed that they’re adding selfie, tweep and hashtag to the next edition of their dictionary, amongst many others related to the digital world and modern life.
Do you consider yourself adorkable? Have you ever posted a nomakeupselfie, perhaps while you were making a duckface?
No, me neither. But many are now using these words and others like them as an everyday part of their online lexicon, so researchers at Collins are using Twitter to poll the public about their favourites, with the winner being selected to appear in the twelfth edition of the Collins English Dictionary in October.
Whether you’re a Twitter power user or newbie, you’ve probably noticed a lot of Twitter lingo around the Internets.
Twitter friends are often called “tweeps,” a meetup on Twitter is called a “tweetup,” some people use the term “Twetiquette” to refer to etiquette on the platform.
Column Five Media and Marketo teamed up to create an infographical “Twictionary” for all that Twitter lingo – and then some.
Whether you’re a Twitter power user or a nervous neophyte, there are some words you’ve just got to know in order to interact on Twitter. We’ve compiled the essential Twitter dictionary so you can tweet with confidence, @mention frequently, and sift through your followers and friends without getting them mixed up.