January 21st, 2016


It was a dark and stormy night.

First sentences were the original Tweets: Say something in 140 characters or be ignored.

Thanx to Arts & Letters Daily

ETA: And James Fallows tells us what’s wrong with Twitter, including this excellent remark by Kevin Drum:
Basically, Twitter is the perfect platform for two things: snark and assholery…. In the end this is a lesson about economics. What happens when you vastly reduce the cost of being an asshole? Answer: the supply of assholes goes up.