And, just like any neophobic criticism of Twitter I encounter, this reminds me of a certain Kelly cartoon.
And, just like any neophobic criticism of Twitter I encounter [...]
Neophobic? Really? Neophobic??? My ass. Cutesy-poo-phobic, now that I'll cop to.
I have occasionally made the observation that the answering of the phone used to be "Hello".
Now it's, "Where are you"?
One interesting note: Of the dozens of blogs and Web sites worldwide that weighed in, exactly two actually contacted me directly to ask about the issue. To them, I pointed out that my note to colleagues did not attempt to “ban” the use of “tweet.” Regular readers of After Deadline know I seldom attempt to ban anything outright — partly to leave room for editorial judgment, and partly to avoid demonstrating how little effect these memos really have.
But except for special effect, we try to avoid colloquialisms, neologisms and jargon. “Tweet” — as a noun or a verb — is all three. Yet it has appeared 18 times in articles in the past month, in a range of sections.
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