[Ads-l] to live-tweet

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jun 7 11:58:28 EDT 2017


Meanwhile, "live-tweet" can be found on Twitter itself as early as April 2007:

           I think I'm going to live-tweet today's game. First note: I hate Joe Buck. He's such a pretentious douche.
https://twitter.com/nagle/status/35342292

Jesse Sheidlower

On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 11:50:29AM -0400, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> The OED currently dates "live blog" (n.) to 3/03, "live-blogging" (n.) to
> 3/04, and "live-blog" (v.) to 9/04.
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
> 
> > I also noted the similarity of "live-tweet" to "live-blog," which I
> > presume to be the original.  Live-blogging, or liveblogging, has been
> > around long enough that Wikipedia has had an article on it since 2011; from
> > 2006 to 2011 "liveblogging" was on Wikipedia, but just as a redirect to
> > "blog."  The current version of the article begins, " A liveblog is a blog
> > post which is intended to provide a rolling textual coverage of an ongoing
> > event, similar to Live television or live radio."
> >
> > I looked for early uses of "live blog":
> >
> >      As a transparent collocation, it dates at least to this use in the
> > Memphis Commercial Appeal (2/26/2004) (all examples via Westlaw):  "While
> > you're at it, check out our ongoing live blog coverage of a tour of Delta
> > food and blues at http://blog.commercialappeal.com/deltablues/."
> >
> >      As a hyphenated term, the Fort Wayne News Sentinel had it on
> > 10/5/2004:  "Can't wait for the end of tonight's debate between Vice
> > President Dick Cheney and Democratic vice-president candidate John Edwards
> > for analysis, commentary and exasperated gripes? Check out Knight Ridder
> > Tribune's live-blog site, http://free-fire.blogspot.com."
> >
> >      As a verbal phrase, the Washington Times used it on 10/22/2005:  "In
> > addition, six "prominent bloggers" of various political persuasions will
> > "live blog" the forum via the Internet, their commentary flashed to an
> > onstage screen."
> >
> > Verbal live-tweet is necessarily younger (Twitter began operation in
> > 2006).  Here it is from the St. Paul Pioneer Press (1/16/2009):  "Diablo
> > Cody will live-tweet during the "United States of Tara" premiere on Twitter
> > (twitter.com/DiabloOnTara)."
> >
> >
> > John Baker
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> > Of Jim Parish
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:48 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: to live-tweet
> >
> > There's also the related "live-blog".
> >
> > Jim Parish
> >
> >
> > On 6/7/2017 8:44 AM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> > > It means he will tweet during the event, not waiting until it is
> > finished.
> > >
> > > On Jun 6, 2017 9:55 PM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> CNN chyron:
> > >>
> > >> "Will Trump Live-Tweet During Comey Hearing?"
> > >>
> > >> It's Tweeting in real time, if you see what I'm getting at.
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> 
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