Why do people care about Twitter?May 22, 2009
You know, the one thing people seem to keep overlooking about the Twitter over-hype is the ridiculous character limit it imposes on messages. It’s annoying to read, and even more annoying to write, and I can’t understand how people stand to use it at all. SMS set the standard for Twitter, but it really should be the other way around; SMS is way too small a message size as it is, and instead of Twitter pushing the bar towards longer (perhaps 250-300 characters), they actually shortened the possible length BELOW an already cramped SMS message.
Now even super-professional, once highly-respected entities like the Air Force are botching up words and using txtspeek to fit what they want to say into that ridiculously tiny space. It’s promoting an epidemic of poor spelling and grammar called txting, and for some god-forsaken reason, people actually seem to be buying it.
What the hell? You know what I say? Fuck Twitter. Either they need to make a longer character limit, or they should just fall off the face of the internet. For the good of the English language.