Two Different (and Revealing) Takes on Twitter

With all the Twitter-versy going on these days it’s hard to know which 140-character summary to read, but two pieces currently on Slate are a great place to start. First, try Farhad Manjoo’s very measured take on why you should not feel guilty if you haven’t jumped on the microblogging bandwagon (hint: it involves a fundamental question about whether Twitter/microblogging in general will ever spread beyond a core group of people who are really into it). For a different kind of context, check out the brilliant video below about a new “product” they’re calling Flutter:

Satire is a high art, and this clip made me yearn for a sock puppet. Thanks to Burt Edwards for making sure we didn’t miss these.


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Colin Delany
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