Around this time last year I ‘Updated’ my old twitter account saying the following:
Prediction: “What Are You Doing?” will be the most asked question of the year in Times magazine. Thanks to Twitter!
It did happen, the question is asked millions of times every day on Twitter web, then I listened to a podcast with @EV from Twitter and when he was asked what it’s called to update your twitter feed? is it ‘to tweet’? He said I guess that’s what’s everyone calling it I guess. But secretly and behind the scene he went on and trademarked the verb ‘Tweet’ to be used ‘to tweet’ my status instead of ‘to update my status on twitter’. Cool 🙂
As of today, if you look on the top right corner of your twitter page (Twitter Web) you will see that your ‘updates’ are now your ‘Tweets’ as in the photo above. I also heard that twitter will be integrating the term ‘tweet’ throughout the site and some API apps.
Also interesting to know is that the AP Stylebook has declared ‘to tweet’ as legitimate grammar.
After today, I no longer have to correct peeps when they say: I will twitter you back! it is now official ;-p