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Note From The Handshake Copy Desk: Phrase “tweet” Banned In Times Stories

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Waiting in a bus station in Plattsburgh, N.Y., last year, I listened to the CNN news anchors report about wildfires in California. They told viewers about Twitter updates from people fleeing their homes. They repeated tweets commenting on the matter. Every other sentence seemed to contain “Twitter” or “tweet.”

Where was CNN’s own reporting? Did the reporters not realize how silly they sounded reporting the news straight from Twitter.com?

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Note From The Handshake Copy Desk: AP Adds Social Media To 2010 Stylebook. Better Late Than Never, IMHO.

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The verb/noun “tweet” ditched the uppercase “T” one year after appearing in the 2009 AP Stylebook. We can now write, “I Googled it.” Website lost its two-word status, as announced in April. Thanks for catching up, Associated Press. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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