[LINK] short messages [was: Mindless negativity about Twitter (was Re: Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday)

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue May 5 08:39:04 AEST 2009

At 06:48 AM 5/05/2009, Stilgherrian wrote:
> > There is nothing meaningful that can be said in 140 characters.

Where character limits bug me is on complaint/feedback forms. I often 
run out of space before I'm finished explaining a problem. If I could 
explain it all at once, the person receiving it may be able to do 
something about it. To me, those sorts of limits just show they 
really don't want to be bothered reading and understanding.

As for Twitter, there's nothing to stop people make a short point 
then add another right after. But if the participating group is 
large, the likelihood of those two comments being near each other is low.

Think of Twitter as 'old-style' public email. Remember when we were 
advised to limit email to short sharp messages?


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