The Idea meets Twitter

The last MLA, as always far in advance of the leading wave, had a panel on Twitter. Novelties included Tweets from the audience.
Tweets have a 140-character limit. So twittering counts as “writing under constraint”. As constraints go, it’s on the vanilla side.
I’m bemused by the attention given to Twitter and “twittering”. Twitter is just an enormous chat room in which you can chatter just to yourself if you like.
Revolutions are not made of this.
Or this.

LinkApril 23, 2009 in Current Affairs · Literature