You have to be joking…

The Guardian has made a revolutionary decision to shut down their print operation and publish their established newspaper purely through 140-character ‘tweets’, the message format of popular website Twitter.

Here are some excerpts from the Twitterfied archives:

1927: OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool! Boring day otherwise *sigh*

1940: W Churchill giving speech NOW – “we shall fight on the beaches … we shall never surrender” check YouTube later for the rest

1961: Listening 2 new band “The Beatles”

1989: Berlin Wall falls! Majority view of Twitterers = it’s a historic moment! What do you think??? Have your say

Communication via new media is becoming increasingly popular, and the trend is for missives to become shorter, more concentrated, and, arguably, more trivial.  The novelty URL seems to crop up more frequently as well.  Encompassing both trends is three.sentenc.es, whose concept is to treat every email reply like an SMS.  To deal with the issue that “it’s too hard to count letters”, they count sentences instead.  Their “personal policy” is that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be three sentences or les. It’s that simple. Now, if three sentences is too few for you (or too many!), you can also try two.sentenc.es, four.sentenc.es, or five.sentenc.es.

Sadly, one of the above is true.  The other one is an April Fool’s Day prank.  Is it terrible that I wish they were both entirely fictional?

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