I have posted about twitter before but it has come to my attention that twitter has seriously affected my blog here as well as your reading experience.
In a nation, and maybe a world that has the attention span of a 140 letter sound bite, twitter is contributing even further to the dumbing down of the populace.
Take our own Kayden Kross for instance. Kayden is a gifted writer, for her tender years she has a depth and an understanding of how to write interesting prose that is truly unique. But she no longer writes her poetry (that was published I might add) and she rarely writes here. But daily she posts sound bites on twitter that would make for wonderfully light and amusing columns.
” I’m paying bills. This is why I should never have lost my last ATM card. Nothing is automatic anymore. Life is hard.”
“I like how they didn’t photoshop the smog out of the ad for Pasadena at the airport. It’s edgy and dangerous.”
“Fun fact: Philly has detectable levels of 56 different drugs in it’s water supply. I’ll be featuring there in July.”
“Holy crap. Nancy Grace makes me mad. What does she do exactly? Besides sensationalize crime…”
“I never realized there were so many strip clubs in St. Louis. And they serve alcohol. This is a very evolved state. CA is behind the times.”
“It’s my first time at bob evans. I came for the coffee but I’ll stay for the slow tragedy that is the people watching experience here.”
“They serve apple pie fries here with caramel dipping sauce. They should be forced to pay directly into the medicare fund.”
“My hotel room smells like piss. My option is to switch to a smoking room. Hung jury.”
“I stole the hotel’s master key set to get into my room last night. They didn’t notice so I finally called to tell them. I’m amazed.”
“I was just told it was against company policy to take the key. I wonder what the policy is on leaving it on the desk for 1 hr with no clerk”
“Crowning achievement: Someone just emailed me to let me know he jerked it to my porn at the fertility clinic and now his wife is pregnant.”
These are all very recent posts. Most of them are worthy of further thought, and commentary she can take the relatively mundane act of dining at Bob Evans and make it an interesting experience, but instead she gets a great idea and simply lets it die on the vine.
I could see it now
Ernest Hemmingway twittering ” Life is a lot like fishing” instead of writing “The Old Man and the Sea”
Herman melville tweets “class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all exemplified as an obsession with killing a big whale”
John Steinbeck tweets “The best-laid plans of mice and men/often go awry”
I think you get the point.
Kayden, come back from the abyss, we miss you.