Twit or Tweet. Sounds like the punchline of a bad joke about a child with a lisp on Halloween night. However, I was recently having a discussion with my BFF Brooke about the appropriate use of Twit vs. Tweet when referring to Twitter use. Therefore, before the two of us start grandstanding against those that use the terms inappropriately, I wanted to make sure that we were right, so I started doing some research and would love to know your opinion.
If you’re not sure what in the world Twitter is…then start here.
I’ve been Twittering for just shy of two years so I have heard the gamut of Twitter lingo. I think that the term “twit” is a noun, meaning the person that is actively using Twitter. “Tweet” is a verb in the act of posting something to Twitter. My next step in this highly intensive research project <insert sarcasm here> was to consult the Twitter Lingo Wiki. After Googling for more resources, I came across the Twictionary, Tweeterms, and Twitterspeak. There is where I found a goldmine of information here that aligns with my theory of the Twit vs. Tweet. And through all of this, I have come to realize that too many tweeople have too much time on their hands.