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NYT standards editor says he didn’t try to ‘ban’ the use of ‘tweet’

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The word can be used for special effect, says Phil Corbett, “or in places where a colloquial tone is appropriate, but should not be used routinely in straight news articles.” He adds: “Of the dozens of blogs and web sites worldwide that weighed in, exactly two actually contacted me directly to ask about the issue.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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