Criticizing Twitter Takes Too Many Words

Julie Engel Manga, an executive coach, is so deeply concerned by Twitter that she wrote to the New York Times. At 194 words, her letter is way too long. Here it is in Twitter-compliant form:

@nytimes: Twitter, blogs addictive. Celebrity bagels mean we yearn for distraction. Not bashing Twitter, but let's reflect on our lives.

Before anyone takes offense on Manga's behalf, let us point out that her letter to the editor — once the only way that anonymous folk could have their pointless say — was technically too long for the Times, too. The paper puts a 150-word cap on letters to the editor, and she took a rule-breaking 194 words to say not much at all. Most Twitter users manage to say not much at all in 140 characters or less, which is right decent of them.