Twitter‘s popularity increases very fast among the other microblogging application these days. You already know that in 2004, Merriam-Webster dictionary included the word “blog” as Merriam-Webster’s #1 Word of the Year for 2004. Blog is defined as:
[short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer
Back to Twitter, it has gained academic respectability with inclusion in the Collins English Dictionary:
The entry under noun will read: “a website where people can post short messages about their current activities” and under verb it will read: “to write short messages on the Twitter website”.
The word Twitterati, referring to users of the website, will also be entered, as will Twitterverse, which defines the website and its users.
News source: Telegraph