Pro Defensore Twitter
By Trub Okkil
Writers who cannot write with brevity have not thought enough about their subject.
…Or maybe they write to satisfy their own egos rather than to communicate. I don’t know.
If a longer-form essay truly is required, that’s what links are for. Embed them.
As you can see, a 140-character limit does not preclude good punctuation or spelling. Neither does it preclude high level, nuanced ideas.
Has it embarrassed famous people, politicians? Sure. It lets you see how they think. Hell, that’s a genuine public service!
It’s not all teenagers gossiping or insipid partisanship. News breaks on twitter first, and opinion leaders publish there first.
What’s more, it’s funny. Brevity is the soul of wit, and “wit” is built in to the name.
Twitter’s speed cannot be beat. Nor its popularity. Nor its effectiveness. Why? Efficiency, my friends!
Efficiency in expression IS a virtue, isn’t it? Tweet more, please.
On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk about why Dogs make for superior pets, Political Types might put forward the position that is usually held by their opponents. After all, *ANYONE* can beat up a strawman.