Ithaca, NY For better or for worse many of us seem to enjoy tweeting kernals of information in 140 characters or less. The Pew/Internet and American Life Project reports:
11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.
Whatever you blame (or credit) the microblogging craze on (nimble-fingered gaming, instant gratification, Google, or ubiquitous digital multi-tasking) we seem to have bought into the Internet text version of the late eighties concept behing the late eighties TV series “Short Attention Span Theatre.” The show featured disjointed bits of movies and commentary woven together into something that did not require viewers to concentrate, and might not convey deep meaning or pithy information.
Follow Fedora community twitter-ers who regularly share news, information in their status updates.