However that’s not why I feel it’s time to retire the “tweet.” I needed to put it aside. I felt that it was clearly turning into unbiased of the model that had adopted it. I argued we should always name all microblog posts tweets to keep away from this goofy cycle of toots, skeets, threets, and now xeets. However with each vestige of the title slowly being scoured from the social media panorama “tweet” feels more and more a part of a bygone period.
It was meant to be one thing transient. One thing outstanding within the artwork of its conciseness. In a tweet Roger Ebert as soon as likened the the 140-character weblog to poetry because of its obligatory brevity. Now when you pay sufficient you possibly can have as much as 4,000 characters in a Tweet, or you may get 500 characters free of charge on Threads, practically 5 occasions Twitter’s unique character restrict. You not need to be so economical together with your phrases.
However the actual purpose we’ve got to cease calling microblog posts tweets isn’t as a result of the microblog itself is slowly shedding its micro or as a result of X is altering the Tweet button. We’ve to cease utilizing it as a result of I’ve actually tried for the previous few weeks since I referred to as for us all to name them tweets and it sucked. “Hey did you see that Thread tweet” sounds sillier than “hey did you see that Thread put up” when its a 500-character screed about somebody’s Diablo IV construct. Ditto for “Are you able to imagine what that girl tweeted on Mastodon?”
So people we’re going to simply have to stay with “put up”. It’s not as enjoyable, it doesn’t do something to somebody’s trademark, and it gained’t as neatly clarify a scenario as “the President simply tweeted.” However at the very least it’s simple to say.