Once I thought I’d write books. Then I became a newspaper columnist. Then I began to blog. Now I have discovered a form of communication that uses even fewer words: Twitter. I will be trying it out tonight here – and it will appear on a sidebar in the blog once the US election results come in.
As I understand it Twitter is a kind on online text-messaging, which allows you to react to events as they unfold. But it doesn’t allow you to react at much length. The maximum post is 140 characters long.