[Air-L] Twittering

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 15:37:58 PST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Alex Randall <alex at islands.vi> wrote:

> I was prepared to dismiss Twitter when I first saw it.
> Profoundly stupid, I thought.
> Who can reduce their thoughts to 140 characters.
Cal & I use 60. Today I ate 5 dates, chrios, 8oz carrot jce.

Twitter may change the way we write.
> It may be feeding right into the culture of the instant.
> None of this twitter lasts.

Transience and brevity are unrelated.  Pith endures.

It falls off the bottom of the screen after a few folks post their latest
> tweets and there is no record, no history.

Twitter's history is stored and aggressively mined...


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