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Twitter has now rebranded to X. With it, the public nomenclature that came with the discarded brand must follow. But how? Let’s take a hilarious and light-hearted look at the dumpster fire that used to be everyone’s favourite bird app. Here’s how to Xeet on X.
What does Xeet mean?
Elon Musk, in his infinite and debonair billionaire wisdom, has commanded a Twitter rebrand in which the verbiage of its user base is in their own hands. Try reading “Twitter X logo – why is the platform rebranding?” and “How to Delete Your Twitter Account – Explained” for more information on this topic. As of yesterday, Monday 24th July 2023, the San Francisco based social app has a new name and new look. Don’t worry, all of your favorite features are still there! They just don’t work, because the engineers who made them were probably fired.
Posts on the platform were, for the past 17 years, called Tweets. Sharing someone else posts was called retweeting. Tweets and retweets were named so as the text-based social media platform functioned much like a tree full of birds chirping out loud, and being heard by one another. Hence the Twitter logo; A bird.
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What will Tweeting be called now?
Twitters new name comes with none of these playful associations. So now, in lieu of Tweets, what are posts to be called?
- Tweets, is my first guess. The instant reaction of the userbase is that the rebrand was a bad idea, and they’ll simply be ignoring it. This is inarguably the funniest option.
- Posts is both boring and generic, for both the user and the platform. This is unlikely.
- Xeet’s is in the title of a PC Guide article, and therefore highly likely. Either that, or a flash in the pan idea that spiked Google Trends whilst Twitter’s 450 million monthly active users scrambled for an answer.
- Xs is slightly annoying to say and therefore please I beg of you don’t make it this one.
According to CNBC, Elon himself did at one point confirm that Tweets will be called “x’s.” He has since reconsidered inventing a word which is remarkably 100% sibilance.
At last, it seems we have our answer. Yesterday, users reported the “Tweet” button being replaced with a “Post” button. The final death knell signalling the end of the Twitter brand. When the verb ‘to tweet’ is no longer used in movies, news reports, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary, we’ll know Musk has thoroughly bulldozed one of the worlds most ubiquitous pop culture brands.
Tweets are now called Posts.
How to Xeet and Rexeet (How to Post and Re-post on X)
To Xeet and Rexeet, simply click the X icon at the top right of your browser window. From here, you can Xeet your front door on your way to spend quality time with your loved ones, a markedly more productive activity than the one you were asking about.
Are we calling it Xitter?
Absolutely not. Because how would you even pronounce that. Zitter? Exitter? The latter is at least honest about the impressive growth of the platforms previously-active users.
Why has Twitter got an X?
What’s Twitter? Do you mean X?
If you’ve made it this far through the article and are still asking this question, I don’t know what to tell you.
The Twitter rebrand has brought with it a lot of attention, rumors and misinformation galore. With disjointed official help efforts, the resignation of the employees that ran the official blog, and over 1000/jps (jokes per second) currently being made on the app, there is no new term for Tweeting as yet. This spectacle is made even more entertaining once you hear about the multibillionaire owners previous attempts to name other companies X, and his failure to do so.
PayPal, one of Musks earlier projects originally launched as X.com. In 2007, he tweeted that he had “No plans [to repurchase the domain] right now, but it has great sentimental value to [him]”. Alongside private aerospace company SpaceX and the Tesla model X, as well his living breathing child X Æ A-Xii, it’s clear that he has a penchant for the very cool and edgy letter.
If this all sounds confusing, that’s because it is! Bookmark this article and come back next week for new help on the fictitious name of the trademark.