17 Aug '12, 11am

Monocolumn: Tweet with a little respect

Just over six years ago Jack Dorsey sent his first message on what you might, at the time, have wanted to call a “microblog”. It read “just setting up my twttr” and without anyone realising it, the world was already on its way to a new phenomenon in modern social interaction. Granted, a word like “microblog” would hardly wedge in the mind. But even after Dorsey decided to humanise his new creation by adding a couple of vowels to literally spell out the word “Twitter”, he had already fallen into a trap familiar to many a tech entrepreneur – finishing a great idea with a playful moniker forever wedded to its geeky origins. I understand the word fits – for all its strengths Twitter is awash with voices twittering on about not very much at all. It is the perfect label for a system of short, random updates among a connected group of sociable tech-savvies, keen to share thou...

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