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The Self-Appointed Twitter Scolds

NYT – “A small but vocal subculture has emerged on Twitter of grammar and taste vigilantes who spend their time policing other people’s tweets — celebrities and nobodies alike. These are people who build their own algorithms to sniff out Twitter messages that are distasteful to them — tweets with typos or flawed grammar, or written in ALLCAPS — and then send scolding notes to the offenders. They see themselves as the guardians of an emerging behavior code: Twetiquette.”

2 Responses to “The Self-Appointed Twitter Scolds”

  1. Tom
    April 30, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    I’d say get a life to the vigilantes. Much as I hate grammar errors, truncations of language and shortcuts, it seems to me: know your medium.

  2. TwitterFail
    April 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    My blog,, was mentioned in the story, and I’ve never scolded anyone for a grammar mistake. My blog is a humorous look at twitter and the people who use it. It’s about things on twitter that make me laugh, written in a way that hopefully helps others laugh along with me. Before you hate me, read my blog. You may still hate me, but at least you’ll have made an informed decision.

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