Posts Tagged ‘twitter language’
Oh, those University of Cambridge professors.
First, they perform live Twitter experiments, showing how the interconnectivity of hashtags in tweets is just like the human brain network.
Now, they’ve published research that taps into Twitter to study how the usage of one of the U.K.’s Celtic languages, Welsh, is changing.
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.
The BBC takes a look at how Twitter has made an impact on the English language, spawning an entire legion of new words that play off the name of the social network – specifically the first two letters.
Examples include Tweeple, meaning a person who uses Twitter (and is a portmanteau of the words Twitter and people), Twagiarism (Twitter and plagiarism) and Twittiquette (Twitter and etiquette).
Yes: it’s all very horrible indeed.