Oxford English Dictionary gives recognization to Tweet as a real word

Everybody know what “tweet” actually means- the act of posting a “tweet” from Twitter. But it was not recognized as a real word. But the time is changing.

Well, now it is formally recognized as a part of the original English language, thanks to the addition of the word by the official arbiter of English – the Oxford English Dictionary.

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OED chief editor, John Simpson announced that the word would be official as both a noun and a verb, from the June update.

Previously Tweet has been a word, recognized as birds. Now for a change, that definition has been expanded to include Twitter. The current explanation being “To make a posting on the social networking service Twitter. Also: to use Twitter regularly or habitually.”

 

Source: http://allthingsd.com/20130616/tweet-is-now-a-real-word-and-the-oxford-english-dictionary-says-so/

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According to useage data, Facebook’s Poke barely affected Snapchat

Facebook’s active usage data suggests that their Poke app hasn’t had much impact on the usage of Snapchat. For anybody don’t know when it came, it came onto the scene around a year ago.

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The source of the data is Onavo. he data implied that market share of Snapchat grew after the launch of Poke. In February, the data shows that roughly 12 percent of iPhone users in the United States opened Snapchat. This is compared to Poke, which the data shows was only opened by about 0.25 percent of users in February.

It just shows everyone that Facebook can not be the best at everything they touch. Sometimes it is better for a company to focus on just one or two main products. For Facebook, that is social networking.

 

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/08/facebook-snapchat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader