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Twit twit……2hooo!

December 20, 2010
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Read in the business section that Twitter, the tweeting company, is worth $ 3.7 billion.

I have only one thing to say.
Who Twitters?
A Twit. Thats who.
If you twitter, you are a twit and with every twitter, mostly banal and meaningless, you announce anew to the world that you are a twit.
Why would any rational human being want to announce to the world that they are a twit.
A twit lacks depth and has only two dimensions, length and breadth.
Know what else Twitter has done? Very subtle and easy to laugh off, but do pay attention here…
You declare to the world, with every twitter, that you are a twit.
And then other twits, declare and re-declare their twitiness by becoming your followers.
Do you see it? Now you are not even good enough to be a free-thinking, up-standing twit by yourself. You are now a low level twit by being someone’s follower.
Twits have the following of thousands.
And yes, I did say one thing and this is still the same thing…
less than 120 characters please… now a lot of awesome literature has existed in limited or restrained para-meters (length, number of verses, words, etc.), somehow given that Twittering devolved from texting, whereby text speak became the lingua franca of Twitter, I doubt we will see celebrated, rich works of literature flow from this vile language sewer.
i 8 gd lnch.
Bye bye vowels. Vowels. Look at that word for a minute. It has a certain resonance, does it not? What is language with vowels? But here, g’bye.

Into the trash-bin of written language.

Is the first full length novel in text-speak out yet? Has it been a wild success? Sorry I missed it, I tend to gloss over the bad news.
Is this a rant? Hardly. I’m merely pointing out what I see happening in the world around me.

I can go on.
Short little span of attention?
That’s a twittish sign.
Fast on the draw?

Yup, 2-0 for twittish tendencies.
But, I can tell my friends that I had lacchedaar parantha at rajouri gardens with salma…
gr8 lcchdr prths rjri gdn wth slm. awsm! Twitooo!

Everyone’s life enriched with that, I suppose. Happy warm connection with my notwork. They are always there for me. I can poke them, pinch them, slap them, but like junkies and by “I have read and agreed” fine print legalese, we are now stuck at the hip. We will know of every twist and turn in the other’s day for the rest of our digital lives.

jst pked. 2 mch bll sht swllwed. yck!
And oh, by the way, can you estimate, for a minute what each twit costs in energy terms? Then hundreds of millions of them, every hour, every day and increasing?

Use this for context…

While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. “Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power,” said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon. “A Google search has a definite environmental impact.”

So, just think before you twitter?

The social consequences are of awesome magnitude and the potential damage irreversible.

I kd u nt!

go on, twitter this…


via a google images, twit search:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2010 3:54 am

    Something similar:

  2. lone ranger permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:07 pm

    just getting to know you.

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