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.


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/


[Rumor]Facebook may add hashtag support soon, Twiter won’t be pleased at all

Twitter’s infamous hash-tag – one of it’s iconic and unique feature won’t be unique any more. According to Wall Street Journal reports Facebook is looking to integrate the hashtag into it the site.


It’s totally unclear how much work Facebook has put into the integration of future hash-tag feature – assuming the reports as correct. Instagram users already uses hashtag to sort photos. Given that last year Facebook acquired Instagram, hash-tags concept could bring both of them close.

Now the question is What would Facebook do with the hash-tag? May be they can spread any latest news quickly or some announcement. At this point of time we can only wait for the surprise.


Source: http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/03/14/facebook-could-soon-add-hashtag-support-one-of-rival-twitters-most-iconic-features/

Twitter announced they were hacked this week, up to 250,000 accounts mayhave been compromised

It’s been a rough week for security breaches. Twitter has just announced it was a victim of attacks this week as well. Twitter took to their company blog where they said during the week they had detected “unusual access patterns”. It led them to see that unauthorized attempts to access users’ data was made. Twitter actually discovered one attack as it was happening, where they were able to quickly shut it down shortly after.


The social networking site said in the blog that the attackers may have had access to information for close to 250,000 different users. Twitter added ‘usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords’ would have been available.

Twitter have since reset the passwords and revoked session token for all affected accounts, with affected users to expect an email notifying them of the reset. Because of the hack, Twitter have taken the time to “echo” the recent advisory by the Department of Homeland Security, who have told users to disable Java on their systems for the best security.

This comes as just the latest in a series of high-profile security breaches that have been revealed this week. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times revealed this week that they had been hacked, identifying hackers from China as the likely culprits.


Source: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/1/3942660/twitter-was-also-attacked-this-week-passwords-for-up-to-250000-users-compromised