Twitter conditioned me to write badly

(2) Twitter / HomeThe problem with using Twitter a lot is that I catch myself writing truncated sentences and leaving out words as if I still have to fit my thoughts into 140 characters. At least blogs, Facebook and Google+ let me compose complete thoughts. I know what the response to this is: Twitter’s constraints force users to be more focused and concise and that can lead to clearer writing. That is true too but the tendency is more towards shrtr wrds & mssng pronouns to squeeze a thought into 140 characters.

Brevity is fine at times but I like to be able to explore a thought in more detail or publish a post than runs to 160 characters and that reads like I am proficient in my chosen language.

Just ranting arbitrarily.

Published by Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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