October 20, 2009

Tweet #5 Billion -- Illiterate w/ Sex

Closing in on the meaningless day when there will be one tweet for every person on Earth, Twitter went past a milestone yesterday when it logged tweet 5 billion. Not likely to rank in history near, say, the creation of the Salk Vaccine, the tweet was nevertheless emblematic of the internet. It contained both sex -- "sexysloan" -- and the inability to capitalize "Lord" because.... Well, because the shift key is just too much trouble. It's a Rule 34** / e.e. cummings world. We just text in it.


** Rule 34 " If it exists, there is porn of it. " Generally accepted internet rule that states that pornography or sexually related material exists for any conceivable subject.
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Posted by Vanderleun at October 20, 2009 4:32 PM
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The day Gerard Van der Leun links to the wisdom of Urban Dictionary also is trumped by the introduction of the Salk vaccine. But not by much; I think it calls for a celebration.

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