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English citations of twimmolation
Noun: "the act of damaging one's reputation through an offensive or otherwise inadvisable Twitter post"
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- 2011 — James Poniewozik, "Gilbert Gottfried and the Rise of Self-Twimmolation", Time, 15 March 2011:
- But Gottfried is the latest example of a firing over a quick, ill-advised tweet: what, for a lack of a better word, I will call twimmolation.
- 2011 — James Poniewozik, "Dead Tree Alert: The Twimmolation of Anthony Weiner", Time, 10 June 2011:
- Of course, there are twimmolations and there are twimmolations: a Congressman accidentally posting a sexual photo publicly is not a comedian crossing the line with a joke, is not a journalist tweeting an opinion that makes her bosses uncomfortable.
- 2011 — Allie Townsend, "The Top 10 Everything of 2011", Time, 7 December 2011:
- No, Weiner is not the first person to be taken down by twimmolation, nor will he be the last.
- 2012 — Tim Graham, "NY Times Endorses CNN's Roland Martin Ban; Al Sharpton Says It's Nothing Like Imus", NewsBusters, 12 February 2012:
- On Sunday, New York Times media reporter David Carr evaluated the “Twimmolation” of liberal CNN political analyst Roland Martin on Twitter, and never once cited the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for demanding Martin’s firing, adding just a glancing reference to unhappy "gay advocacy groups."