Stunning Reversal: New York Times Bans Use of the Word “Tweet”
The New York Times, like many print publications, is at a weird crossroads with respect to new tech: On the one hand, they've got a great digital operation and a lot of tech-savvy reporters; on the other hand, they try to maintain old standards which by definition conflict with newer terms and practices that weren't around when those standards were established. Throw Twitter into the pot, and kaboom! Confusion.
A memo from New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett obtained by The Awl's Choire Sicha puts some of that confusion to rest, although some folks may disagree with its conclusion: The Times is banning the Twitter-centric use of the word "tweet" as a noun or a verb.Read on...