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04 November 2015 @ 06:05 am
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Thought-provoking article about the decline of Twitter. It starts with Walter J. Ong’s theory of orality, which is a good place to start.

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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on November 4th, 2015 11:58 am (UTC)
Decline? Twitter hasn't been around long enough to have a rise. If what went up comes down at this timescale, it's a blip, not a Rise and Fall of.

The application of Ong is very useful, but the concept in online communication shouldn't be new: It occurred to me decades ago that Usenet and other online forums interacted like oral communication rather than written exchanges, even though they were written.