[Ads-l] Earlier forms of "twittersphere"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 22 21:19:01 UTC 2019

Newly added in the OED, "twittersphere", n.:

2006   @darren 6 Dec. in twitter.com (O.E.D. Archive)    [Darren] welcomes
Mike to the twittersphere.


Here's some earlier variant forms:

2006   @dom 13 Apr.
wondering what's up in the twit-o-sphere

2006   @dom 10 May
"tweet-o-sphere" sounds better than "twit-o-sphere"

2006   @shellen 14 Nov.
Twittering @ cheese might be the blogging @ cats of the twitosphere.

2006   @Dplanet 24 Nov.
but i feel much better now i've exposed her evil ways to the twittosphere :)


That "tweet-o-sphere" by @dom was also before the earliest "tweet", n.:

2006   @CyberWanderlust 23 Nov. in twitter.com (O.E.D. Archive)    Thanks
for new Twidget and knowing who likes my tweet and who don't.

And @dom is responsible for the earliest known "twitter" as both
intransitive and transitive verbs:



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