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Posted By Eric Sammons On April 20, 2009 @ 11:30 am In Technology | Comments Disabled
I have a confession to make: I’m not a fan of Twitter. My complaint comes down primarily to one aspect of it: the 140 character limit they place on posts. I just don’t like the fact that you are forced to limit your posts to such a short amount of text. Should you limit Shakespeare? Would you tell Tolkien to reign in his description of the effects of the Ring? Could Brothers Karamazov be as powerful in a tweet? The entire setup of Twitter discourages reflection, as the goal seems to be to post as immediately as possible. Is it not worthwhile to pause and reflect on an event before letting the world know about it?
And now it is discovered that Twitter makes you evil , and the reason is the shortness of it! I knew it!
Frankly, other than a few people like the Curt Jester , I find that very few are talented enough to be pithy in under 140 characters. Most people will just relate the minutiae of their life in boring detail (but perhaps that is how some would describe this blog…)
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 Twitter makes you evil: http://www.ncregister.com/daily/twitter_can_make_you_immoral_claim_scientists/
 Curt Jester: http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/
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