There’s been a lot of talk about Twitter recently, which is a shame because my biggest hope for Twitter had been that it would spark a brevity movement. I’m not here to defend Twitter or run it down. (Or there is a third option: knocking it while using Twitter to boost my career.) I do have some 140-character observations, though:
1. It feels good when I stop: You don’t have to sign up for Twitter. If you do, don’t follow boring people if you don’t want to be bored.
4. The swarm poetry of all this Twittering can be charming. One string of words, “stoked tattoo teabag tears,” may also be in a Tom Waits song.