August 24, 2011 •
Retweet Now Defined by Oxford English Dictionary
Social media has become such a huge part of our culture that terms such as “retweet” and “cyberbullying” have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
According to a blog post by Oxford Dictionaries , every quarter they update the current English dictionary in Oxford Dictionaries Online with new words and meanings that have made it into common usage. With over 750 million Facebook users and over 200 million Twitter members, its no surprise that such social media specific terms are considered relevant to every day conversation.
As defined by the OED, a retweet is:
verb [with object]: (on the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)
noun: a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter
“Retweet” is not the first nor likely the last social media term to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
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