Its a little bit unorthodox that the power of the interwebs influences people so much to an extent that an innovation bears its name. “Googling” for example , a term used to search for anything on the google search engine. But, there are a few others. To “Retweet”, or to “Twitpic something”, just Like “googling”, these freshly invented words will find themselves in dictionaries all around the globe in the not so distant future. Given the millions of people who communicate in these “newly created” terms all times everyday, it perhaps won’t be that surprising.
But – On the web anyway – googling appears to have found an improbable successor; “Twittering” “Following”, or “To Follow” seems to be the latest obsession (or has been for a little while atleast).
Twitter‘s , simple, efficient and restrictive means of communication, has played major part in facilitating how people work , play and interact — but more interestingly, this latest frenzy has resulted in a song being composed in an honour of “Twitting / Twittering” and “Following”.
Late last year, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston collaborated on a song entitled “Follow Me” — Though the song is just all about twitting and retweeting. it also more of a homage to the artists fans and followers. Im not going to talk about how interesting the song is, I will leave it to you to find out.
Nothing generates imitators quite like success. So, whether or not google started a trend/frenzy in expanding our vocab online, as long as it and Twitter still inspire a remix culture, expect to see more songs, videos, and words being created.