August 3, 2008

So. Been using Twitter for a while. Took me quite a while to get into it: I still can't really believe that anyone really cares about my tweets. But I'm over it. And you know, it's curiously addictive. One thing that bugs me, however, is the 140-character limit, which is pretty arbitrary. So in one of the classical definitions of "hack," I hacked up a little work-around called "Shredded Tweet" that takes a longer chunk of text, chops it up into shreds, and tweets each shred in reverse order, so it reads correctly. Take that, arbitrary 140-char limit!

Turns out some people read Twitter messages in chronological order, which kind of borks the whole idea. But it was fun to do and now I know way more DHTML and PHP than I did a few days ago.

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