Is Twitter the Newest Form of Literature? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Everyone is familiar with Twitter, the uber-popular micro-blogging site, which limits the user to 140 characters. The tweet is perfect for sharing your favorite links and updating the world about your life, but it might also be the newest literary form! While many think that art requires unbridled freedom, constraints often inspire the greatest creativity. And this massively constrained communication, which has remarkable similarities to the Haiku, has inspired creativity worthy of the name “literature.”

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Art From The Episode
Godzilla Haiku: http://godzillahaiku.tumblr.com/
1950’s Twitter Ad: http://www.karlhavard.com/2012/02/socialmedia-advertising-from-1950s.html

Music From the Episode:
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/936433/playin-gamez – DJ Mars – Playin Gamez
http://soundcloud.com/morgantj/8-bit-kraftsman – Travis Morgan – 8-Bit Kraftsman
http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/37919 – WizWars – Intergalactic Disko Party
http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a101325/level-5 – Room for the Homeless – Level 5
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/303858/insert-toy-for-coin – EatMe – Insert Toy For Coin

Know Your Meme Brony Video Comment Thread
http://knowyourmeme.com/videos/40931-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic

Equestria Daily Brony Video Post
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06/pbs-idea-channel-are-bronies-changing.html

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