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Over the past two days I have been using what could be called a modern ‘Word-a-Day’ calendar. It’s called Artwiculate and its aim is to teach users new words and their meaning each day via Twitter. As a writer and fact enthusiast – I see this as an awesome new Twitter tool.
It works by announcing the Word of the Day on its homepage and on its Twitter account. For example, today the word was “˜maven’; meaning an expert in one’s field who rejoices at passing on his/her wisdom. Then the users must tweet, using the word ‘maven’ in context. So my tweet read:
“˜While I like writing, it’ll be some time before I’m looked upon as a maven in my field.’
Tweets appear on the Artwiculate homepage ready to be judged by the community. If it is more popular then you’ll earn more points which in turn will make you rise through the leader boards.
Artwiculate has just come out of its Beta phase and is now completely live and has a following of almost 2,000.
I think that Artwiculate is a simple, yet effective way of learning new words. The words that they choose are interesting and you may even use them in every day life. After all, their slogan is “The twitter-based Word of the Day competition that helps clever people look clever and helps the rest of us learn new words.”
Go to Artwiculate @ www.artwiculate.com