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For the eighth word of Christmas
my true love gave to me …

Eight followers following
Seven days of glamping
Six pairs of jeggings
An oilpocalypse
Four spot-fixing scandals
Three election worms
Two pineberries
And an earsplitting vuvuzela

In a year in which the concept of social media went mainstream rather than remaining the preserve of the young or computer-literate, a new sense of the word follow (and its opposite unfollow) further embedded itself. TV presenters can now be regularly heard promoting broadcasts and related media by saying ‘follow us on Twitter‘ where follow means subscribing to online messaging in relation to a particular person or topic.

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