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Twitter vs. Texting: Upping the Ante

Posted in Culture, Technology by Taylor Dobbs on 03/25/2009

As my previous posts may suggest, I’m a twitter user (tweeter?). The other day, as I eagerly hit “refresh” on my twitter homepage hoping for some new material, a new post came up from (awesome) journalist Clive Thompson and made me think. For those of you who didn’t click, the post said that twitter is teaching millions of people to become very good at “print-headline-writing” skills. This is true. America and the world is becoming ridiculously good at cramming information into small blocks of text.