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micro-blogging Internet service
I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything. ~ Noam Chomsky

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".


  • While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn.  I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way.  I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy.  Twitter should ban my mother.
    • Frances Bean Cobain as quoted by Christopher R. Weingarten, "Frances Bean Cobain Says Dave Grohl Never Creeped on Her", Spin (12 April 2012).
  • A million fucking message boards, email, Twitter, any number of free tools, being limited only by time and your imagination? If I’d had the internet in 1988 I WOULD OWN AN ENTIRE COUNTRY BY NOW AND WOULD PUT HUNDREDS OF YOU TO DEATH EACH DAY JUST FOR FUN AND IT WOULD BE THE LAW
  • That is the central tenet of twenty- first-century Western philosophy: ‘I tweet, therefore I am.’
  • I complained to Twitter about the man who, pretending to be me, commended the Charleston racist murderer. Twitter responded: “We have determined that it’s not in violation of Twitter’s impersonation policy.” I felt a flash of rage. Every time an online shaming occurred Twitter and Google made money. Whereas those of us doing the actual shaming? We got nothing. Twitter suddenly felt uncaring, intimidating, even dangerous. We were unpaid shaming interns for a company that didn’t care about us. I quit Twitter.
    The world outside Twitter was great. I read books. I reconnected with people I knew from real life and met them for drinks in person. Then I drifted back on to Twitter.
  • Chairman Mao was the first in the world to use Twitter. All his quotations are within 140 words.

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