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This is twunbelievable! Tweetup makes Oxford Dictionary

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The latest revision to the prestigious Oxford Dictionary gives recognition to the rise of social media. Along with the phrase social media itself, other new entrants include microblogging, defriend (as in ditching someone on Facebook) and, wait for it, tweetup.

I know, that’s twunbelievable! Seriously.

For those of you who don’t know what a tweetup is, it’s a gathering of people – a meet up – arranged through Twitter often so that users of the microblogging platform can actually meet up for perhaps the first time. It’s a fun concept but seems a bit too niche to make the Oxford Dictionary.

Other Internet-related terms to make the grade this year are paywall and netbook. The latter I seem to remember was part of a trade mark dispute, so I’m not sure where having it be acknowledged by the Oxford Dictionary as a generic term in the public consciousness leaves it now.

On that note, TweetUp is also the name of a startup in the Twitter space.

(via Telegraph)

  • Rauno V.

    I use Twitter daily (or more like hourly) and I’ve never heard the word before.

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  • BigMikeInAustin

    The paywall is when you have to subscribe (pay money) to a website to access the content. They might offer some free content. While that’s not a new concept, it arose from previously free sites changing and now blocking off some or all content to non-paying consumers.

  • BigMikeInAustin

    Yeah, I didn’t read that correctly the first time. Nevermind. Wish I could delete my comment now.

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