“The business about word lengths [Fiennes claim that Twitter is shortening word-length] is the easiest to check of the article’s assertions about linguistic decay, and it’s false. Trivially and transparently so, as such plaints usually are.”

The Longest Poem in the World” is composed by aggregating real-time
public twitter updates and selecting those that rhyme.

It is constantly growing at ~4000 verses / day.

Murmur Study (2009) is an installation that examines the rise of micro-messaging technologies

“A disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence on type, leading to physical and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational functioning. Also called typographical abuse, font dependence. “

Why does this img remind me of txt msgs?

- Charles Carroll Bombaugh, Gleanings for the Curious From the Harvest-Fields of Literature, 1890