Hot New Twitter Feature: Enjambment

The Citizen's Guide to the Future
March 13 2013 6:41 PM

Hot New Twitter Feature: Enjambment

Twitter line breaks
Here come the haikus.

Screenshot / Twitter

Twitter just got a little
more poetic

and, perhaps, a lot
more obnoxious.

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(Not that obnoxiousness
is anything new
to the micro-blogging platform.)

The timing was fortunate.
The tweeters in my timeline were too busy
cracking pope jokes
to set to work immediately
abusing the new feature.

But rest assured:
It will be abused.

I've already done my small part
to precipitate the backlash.

Other would-be Williamses and cummingses
have done
f
  a
         r
more.

Remember when Twitter was simple?
Increasingly, it is
not.

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