I feel I am being assaulted from all sides about Twitter, texting, social networking and the god forsaken need to be constantly connected via I-Phones and the infamous Crackberry , but worst is texting and Twitter. It is not only at my fellow furries I am focusing my wrath but also at politics and talk radio. For example talk show host Hugh Hewitt is singing to praises of Twitter as if it a it the cure for all that ails conservatism and Republican. Party, never mind it will take more than technology to solve to contradictory nature of so call conservatism or, in my opinion, to cover Mr. Hewitt lack of intellectual depth and insight or to express there of.
I feel the worst is we will lose the power of writing. Great ideas are transmitted in the written word. The problem is texting and Twitter will be all inspiration will be lost if writing is reduced to a few line of bullets. For example imagine A Shakespearian Sonnet, the Gettysburg Address, a passage of the Bible or even the preamble of the Decoration of Independence ran through the 140 characters grinder of twitter, all inspiration and meaning would be lost.
One doesn’t not have to have a degree in English grammar, just write. I was research the claim about Civil War soldier vs. High School Educated students today. Even without even a middle high school education and with many spelling and grammar mistake, I believe the point can be made that a Civil war soldier with a fourth grade education can express themselves in writing better than the Hip Hop culture or the average Tweet.
The problem is many I fell. It can be stifling influence of the hip hop or culture bowing down at the alter of instant gratification. Writing takes time even for me a post may take weeks because my difficulty in writing and may contain many spelling and grammar errors (reversed letter order, missing words, wrong word). Only 25% of what I write gets posted. Many times I would write a paragraph and find the ideas jumbled to where I delete the document and move on the next subject.
I not am asking any person reading this for perfect grammar or the next Gettysburg Address but instead of Tweeting Just take the time write and make a paragraph or two. I would love to red your thoughts and experiences.
This document contains 1962 characters. Any Tweets or comments not in or at least attempt to write in complete sentence will be mercilessly deleted in protest.