Twitter officially calling updates “tweets” now?

I’m not sure if this is a huge deal or whether it marks the first time Twitter is calling updates such, but I noticed this morning after about 10 a.m. ET that emails from the company began referring to postings on the service as tweets:

At or Before 10 a.m. ET: Updates


After 10 a.m. ET: Tweets


The only reason I noticed, really, is that I administer at least five Twitter accounts and have Gmail filters set up to route them to their proper folders. The filters were based on the wording “Hi, [username]. [Username] is now following your updates on Twitter.” After the change, my Twitter follow alerts started popping up in my regular inbox. Grrrr.

In other (somewhat-[un]related) Twitter news, @slice (one of the accounts I run) is now beating @slicemag in terms of followers.

2 thoughts on “Twitter officially calling updates “tweets” now?

  1. I don’t know. I’m not a fan of unnecessary capitalization. I think people are lowercasing tweet/tweets. Seems like the horse is out of the barn on that one.

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