For the longest time twitter just didn’t make sense to me… 140 characters, 1st tweet from space, tweeting just seconds after tying the knot… It seemed like a huge fad to me, as it probably does to many others out there. But I signed up a while ago, and have actually been using it for the past few months. (Thanks @tweetdeck)
I must say that I love the brilliance of it. The reason it works so well is that with the ever-increasing availability of information, and google instant type searches, our attention spans get ever shorter. I find that with twitter’s 140 characters, I am able to consume and keep up with 10-20X the information that I normally would because I can skim tweets as they come and decide which are interesting to me and which are not.
The fact is that most points can be made in about as many characters, because it leaves out all the fluff. I’m still working on trimming down my writing, but I’m getting there. My average tweet still takes a few minutes.
But you know that since tweet is now in websters dictionary, Twitter is here to stay.
This is my first serious blog post, but this thought has been on my mind for a few weeks and so I felt I had to write it somewhere.
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