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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Social Protocol For 6/10/10: Another Dumb Moment From The NY Times

Real dumb:
Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation! Yesterday, the following memo went out, asking writers to abstain from the invented past-tense and other weird iterations of the magical noun-verb "Twitter." His case isn't terrible, actually—and he offers this terrifying vision: "Someday, 'tweet' may be as common as 'e-mail.'" Oh dear. Well, read for yourself and decide.
It makes no sense whatsoever to make even a fuss about this.

There are many analysis one can draw from this, but to me, this just makes the New York Times look more old, scruffy, and elitist.

And stupid.
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