[kwlug-disc] ?: What is twitter / twitting?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Dec 23 20:54:31 EST 2009


Blackberries bastardized e-mail (electronic formal memos) into txting.

I can certainly appreciate txt because of the brevity and 
prioritization it forces. If it doesn't matter, this second, don't 
send it, sort of thing. Use another means (e-mail, blog, whatever).

Thanks Andrew, Brent, Chris - sounds like twitter can be both ('SMS' 
and 'MSMS'), whatever you want - chosen by who you follow.

I take the point - iphone vs. computer.

Since I don't have a data plan ...

Chris Frey wrote, On 12/23/2009 6:12 PM:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 06:08:14PM -0500, Chris Frey wrote:
>> Twitter is not for the verbose. 140 characters is sometimes dang tiny!
>> But I managed with this email :-)
> 
> Ok, that was a bit of a joke, so to expand on that.
> 
> I think Brent was exactly right when he said twitter was for the post-email
> generation.  I'm not (yet?) in that category.  I like me some long screeds
> when the mood strikes.
> 
> But there are times when short is sweet.  And some people in the Linux
> world, such as Greg KH, are noted for how much they get done, and how
> much they say, with how little they actually type.
> 
> He points to this as his guide:
> 
> 	http://four.sentenc.es/



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