AP style changes for the better

Just moments ago, the Associated Press Stylebook's Twitter feed had some wonderful news.

A few styles are changing, and these changes are way overdue.

Here is what the tweet said: ". . . mic as short form of microphone, website instead of Web site."

This is great news, especially for the term "Web site." Everyone and their dog writes it as one, lower-cased word. Finally the AP has accepted this and made the appropriate change.

However, the change still will cause some confusion, as pointed out in a comment on a Romenesko post about the announcement. Here is what the commenter said the new style rule said: "Also, webcam, webcast and webmaster. But as a short form and in terms with separate words, the Web, Web page and Web feed. See Web."

If that is in fact the case, it will be confusing for some to know when to make variations of the term one word or two and when and when not to capitalize it, but overall, this will be for the better and help make the AP Stylebook a little more current and with the times.

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