[Ads-l] to live-tweet

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 10 10:54:37 EDT 2017


One difference between “live-tweeting” (or “live-twittering”) an event, whether it’s a movie or a senate hearing, and “tweeting during” an event is that the former makes it clear that the event is the subject of the tweet.  Trump could have tweeting *during* the Comey hearing but if the tweet was about all those illegal votes for Hillary he wouldn’t have been live-tweeting the hearing.  If that’s right, then “live-tweeting during the hearing” would indeed be redundant, but “live-tweeting the hearing” wouldn’t be.

LH

  

> On Jun 7, 2017, at 2:37 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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 Featherstone‏ @feather
> wonders if Jeremy will live-Twitter the movie
> 12:02 PM - 22 Nov 2006
> [End tweet]
> 
> Garson
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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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>>> truth."
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