Daily Archives: November 4, 2008

Gideon Rachman

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. Read more

Gideon Rachman

We are on the brink of history. On Tuesday the US could elect its first ever blue president. Read more