Review Journal: "Twitter.com consumes American lives by asking us every day, "What are you doing?" We type answers all day long in 140 characters or less. "I just woke up. ... I just drove to work. ... I am going to lunch." See how Twitter is a leash on our friends?
Twitter has its perks (e-chatting with friends; promoting something you like). In theory, its limitation of words could train Americans the precision of poetry. But in practice, it is teaching us to cram thoughts into small words and stilted English.
To bring this point home, I tried my best to type a compelling review of the new Wii version of "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop" as a series of sentences I actually posted on Twitter..."