“Tweet” is Now Unacceptable at New York Times

Friday, June 11, 2010

Phil Corbett, a Times editor issued a memo banning “Tweet” in articles because according to him, it “has not yet achieved the status of standard English,” and as such considered a jargon which the newspaper tries to avoid. He prefers the use of “Twitter update” and “posted on Twitter”, among other suggestions.

But then again, one of the comments in the article that I just read said that someone from Times denied this piece of news to be true.

Oh well, if you want to still read the article, here it is.