Idea Channel

Is Twitter the Newest Form of Literature?

Special | 3m 21s

Everyone is familiar with Twitter, the uber-popular micro-blogging site, which limits the user to 140 characters. The tweet is perfect for sharing your favorite links and updating the world about your life, but it might also be the newest literary form! This massively constrained communication, which has remarkable similarities to the Haiku, has inspired creativity worthy of the name "literature."

Aired: 06/13/12

Rating: NR

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