Twitterature: Is The Tweet The New Haiku?
Despite being overwhelmingly comprised of banal, tedious updates, Twitter is home to some hilarious and insightful entries. (Stephen Colbert, anyone?) And as such, some people are beginning to discuss the viability of the tweet as a new form of literature—potentially placing it on par with the haiku. With the tweet's 140-character constraint, users are often forced to rely on creativity to convey their thoughts in posts.
It's always hard to predict how the acceptance of different art forms changes over time, and tweets could reach "haiku" status just as likely as they could become the Betamax of the literature world. But regardless of how you feel about Twitter, he does make a fairly compelling argument.
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