Because, lo and behold, words like tweeps (pl. n.: a person’s followers on the social networking site Twitter), lolz (pl. n.: an expression of fun, laughter, or amusement; used especially online) and photobomb (n.: art of spoiling a photograph by suddenly appearing in the camera’s view as the picture is taken) are now officially part of the English language.
I think this pretty much proves that the power of social and online media cannot be ignored or overstated. You know it's legit when it’s in the frikking Oxford Dictionary! Totes Amazeballs with awesomesauce! (A few more words that I predict, and hope, will be officially incorporated soon.)
Here are some more:
inbox: v.: send a private message or an email to someone (typically another member of a social networking site or Internet message board).
lifecasting: n.: the practice of broadcasting a continuous live flow of video material on the Internet which documents one’s day-to-day activities.
micro pig: n.: a pig of a very small, docile, hairless variety, sometimes kept as a pet.
soul patch: n.: a small tuft of facial hair directly below a man’s lower lip.
vote: v. [new sense]: dismiss or reject someone or something as unsatisfactory [derived from the reality television show Survivor].
Wikipedian: n.: a person who contributes to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia, esp. on a regular basis.
Mwahahaha: excl.: used to represent laughter, especially manic or cackling laughter such as that uttered by a villainous character in a cartoon or comic strip
And my personal favourite…
Vajazzling: adorning the pubic area (of a woman) with crystals, glitter, or other decoration.
What other words do you think should be made official?