The Origin of Tweet

The process involved in how we create words always fascinates me. This post discusses so many good topics, such as how twitter became associated with a bird and how the word tweet became a thing. From the article:

“As I started to implement the user interface, it was clear that nouns and verbs were needed. Menu items with labels like “Post a Twitter Update” were both wordy and boring. And as someone who loves language, using a phrase like “Refresh Twitterings” made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
So we started calling them “twits”; more as a placeholder than anything. Using the term in January 2007 felt just as awkward as it does today”

It is absolutely stunning to me that Twitter is only just turning 10 years old. No twitter, no iPhone, the whole concept of media consumption was radically different.