For the record, I persist in calling them "twits".
If you wanted us to call them "tweets" you should have used "tweeter.com".
Ha ha, sucks to be you.
except, y'know, when talking about birds' tweets, the collective form was always `twitter' (e.g., "the birds are all a-twitter"), long before twitter.com existed.
"tweeter" OTOH, is just what the French guy I work with calls it...
The second one on this list pretty much sums up twitter for me.
I fully support use of the past tense "twat" myself.
lol someoned reddited this lj post.
As much as I appreciate you laying down the law, you might be too late to the cultural table on this one.
I always figured the term 'twits' should be applied to the people that use twitter.
Did you find this, as I did, through Gosling's blog?
"May I suggest to such as are not contented with "Telegraphic Dispatch" the rightly constructed word 'telegrapheme'? I do not want it, but ... I protest against such a barbarism as 'telegram.' " [Richard Shilleto, Cambridge Greek scholar, in the London "Times," Oct. 15, 1857]
I figured the people making them were the "twits," and the people referenced with the '@' symbol were the "twats."
No, twat(1) would be a command-line utility for twittering at a later scheduled time.
$ twat 18:30 "d dsevil don't forget your doctor's appointment"
Tweetie has been bought by Twitter, so exceptions may apply.
Twitter is for twits. I strongly agree.
In 2006, when 'Ghost Ride da Whip' was a cultural oddity, I described the act as reminiscent to when Graham Chapman ran himself over with a car in the Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch, "Upper Class Twit of the Year" [video] (see 2:51).Of course that fad died like it should.
However, I didn't expect years later that Twits would rise up again on the net as another ugly fad, micrbloggers who suck.
hotdogsladies calls them toots which i think is appropriate due to the statistical likelihood that a post to twitter will be as valuable as flatulence.