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

4y ago


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." New Idea Channel episodes now every Wednesday!!! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) 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 Want some more Idea Channel? Here's last week's episode: "Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?" http://youtu.be/Est3UNs-LIk Want another one? Here ya go: "Are Hologram Tupac and Hologram Freddie Mercury Nostalgia Or New Aesthetic?" http://youtu.be/YPa7p2WVpj0 You want more? Check this one out: "Is Minimalism the Secret to Hello Kitty's Success?" http://youtu.be/LhP3nc_4AOY