[Ads-l] to live-tweet

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 7 14:37:36 EDT 2017


Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Could I "live-Tweet" about a movie I'm watching on TV? What if it's a
> ballyhooed "special event"?

Here is an instance on Nov 22, 2006 of "live-Twitter". This message
appeared a few months before the instance of "live tweet" found by
Jesse and Dave. This addresses JL's movie question although it was
uncertain whether the movie was at a theater or on television.

https://twitter.com/feather/status/103583

[Begin tweet]
Derek Featherstoneā€ @feather
wonders if Jeremy will live-Twitter the movie
12:02 PM - 22 Nov 2006
[End tweet]

Garson



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> 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.
>> >>
>> >> JL
>> >>
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