Posted by Chris Martin 17 June 2013
'Tweet' hits the Oxford English Dictionary
Tweeting, is now an actual thing you can say properly because the word has managed to gain a spot in the Oxford English Dictionary.
"The noun and verb tweet has just been added to the OED," said Oxford English Dictionary chief editor John Simpson.
Entries for 'follow' and 'follower' have also been expanded to include the use of them in a social media sense.
"This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for 10 years before consideration for inclusion. But it seems to be catching on." he added.
The Oxford English Dictionary notes that there was a three-fold increase in the use of the word 'tweet' between 2006 and 2007.
Other new technology related entries and updates include 'crowdsourcing', 'big data' and 'mouseover'.