I am just beginning to appreciate twitter and why its such a big do-dah for a lot of people. Instant publication was what made blogging such a hit. Now instead of writing a blog post with a whole bunch of sentences, we prefer to just shoot off a line or two into virtual space and still get that rush of instant gratification.
I use to think that that is just plain lazy. For the past 48 hours I am beginning to see the allure. The 140-characters limit perversely opens up a panorama of soundbytes which dovetails nicely with our miniscule attention span. Welcome to the 21st century people.