How to Spell “website” and Other Social Media Style Rules

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

The 2010 AP Stylebook is available today in print, and you might actually want to rush out and buy yourself a copy because there are some pretty interesting new “styles” in there. Mashable reported today that the AP Stylebook has been updated with 42 new rules about proper usage and spelling of technology and social media terms. According to the AP, “Web site” has now become “website”. It also defines some of the acronyms that people love to use in text messages and on Google Chat. ROTFLMAO!

Apparently the AP also offers some guidelines for journalists using social media and citing sources online.

The print version of the 2010 Stylebook is now available for purchase here, as well as access to the online version for $25. And in keeping with the AP’s updated social media stance, they’ve also released the Stylebook as app for both the iPhone and iPad.

Follow @APStylebook on Twitter to get more updates and ask the editors your toughest grammatical questions.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.