I’m not much for Twitter — there’s enough inane information about people in the ethers already. I struggle to get on the bandwagon, much as I embraced Facebook in college. And I really hate when the print media (like the most recent edition of Time magazine) feels the need to “explain” phenomena like Facebook and Twitter. If you’re already a part of those social networking sites/programs, you don’t need it explained to you. If you’re not, such articles are usually so breathless and fawning that you might get scared away or the actual phenomenon won’t live up to the hype. In general, blech. Find some real news, media!
But in Slate, there’s a great, short piece about Republicans on Twitter. Mostly I don’t care about political spin, but I love that the piece quotes Chuck Grassley, my longtime Iowa Senator. Here’s the quote:
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley rebuked President Obama: “Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us ‘time to deliver’ on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND,” wrote Grassley in the shortened vernacular of the form. Soon thereafter, he Tweeted: “Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said ‘time to delivr on healthcare’ When you are a ‘hammer’ u think evrything is NAIL I’m no NAIL.”
Way to spell like a champ, Chuck! Also I appreciate the grammar. For realz, he needs to get one of his interns to help him be slightly more coherent and not so shouty.