It’s remarkable how little harrumphing is caused by Twitter. Elder digerati such as Stephen Fry and the excellent John Naughton seem utterly captivated by an app that, on the face of it, allows for the high-speed dissemination of inanity on a global scale. Perhaps it’s at least in part because there is something excellent about Twitter’s USP, the 140-character restriction. As text messaging – and maybe Twitter – shows, such limits make for great creativity.
Still, it’s about time someone poked a bit of fun a it. So thank goodness for The Ideas Brothers, (one of whom is a Plain Text alumnus), who have imagined where Twitter might go next. And for Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, also poking gentle fun.