[Ads-l] ratioed

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 21 07:21:47 UTC 2019

Mark Mandel wrote:
> Headline from the Daily Kos:
> Liz Cheney calls Rep. Ocasio-Cortez anti-Semitic, gets historically ratioed
> on Twitter
> https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/18/1865595/-Liz-Cheney-calls-Rep-Ocasio-Cortez-anti-Semitic-gets-historically-ratioed-on-Twitter
> It may refer to the ratio of tweets supporting Cheney's accusation to those
> attacking it, but I haven't been able to find any explicit comparison in
> the article, much less a definition or repetition of the usage.

An article on the Merriam-Webster website examined the origin of
"ratioed" in the twitter domain.

Article title: Words We're Watching: 'Ratioed'
Article subtitle: A quantitative measure of how little they like your take.

The author of the article traced the genesis to a tweet which referred
to the ratio between the number of replies and the number of retweets.
This definition implicitly considered a reply to be negative feedback
and a retweet to be positive feedback.  Favoriting a tweet was not
mentioned in the initial highlighted tweets.


Here is an Urban Dictionary entry:

[Begin excerpt]
Being revealed as an idiot on twitter by having a high ratio of
comments to likes and retweets.
@CandiceBergenMP was totally #ratioed in her tweet last night.
#twitter#social media
by mumbling December 30, 2017
[End excerpt]


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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