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Twitter Lists Embedded Tweet Sites
2013-07-01 12:25:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yesterday security expert Mikko Hypponen mentioned something interesting that he saw on Twitter. In a Tweet, he asked if Twitter had always listed which websites had embedded a particular Tweet. TechCrunch and The Verge quickly pointed out Hyponnen's Tweet in stories which appeared on their respective websites, complete with embedded Tweets. Now, likely due to the attention this feature received early on, the embedded Tweets lists...

Tweet Becomes a Real Word
2013-06-17 11:39:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After seven years of short 140-character bursts, memes and punchline hashtags, the term “tweet” has officially become a real word in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Tweet can now correctly be used as either a noun or a verb (as in “Send me a tweet” or “Let me tweet that”) and joins the 54 year-old slang term “to have a cow.” This admission into the OED also includes some...

2013-05-02 23:22:49

"Help Ben Walk" Drive Seeks To Raise Funds For Ben Wolverton's Recovery. St. George, UT (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 On May 4th, thousands of supporters of Sci Fi and Star Wars author David Wolverton, also known for his fantasy works under the pen name David Farland, will host a book bomb and Tweet campaign to help raise urgently needed funds, required to get his son Ben into rehabilitation. Hundreds of people will tweet on Star Wars Day, May 4th, 2013 in an effort to help Ben Wolverton, a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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