Friday July 10, 2020

Artistic License: The burden of Twitter

Through the course of my work as a weekend radio presenter, I regularly get the chance to embarrass myself on the streets of Dublin by going up to random punters, Lucy Kennedy-style, and asking them questions about an arts or culture subject that we’

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

14th February, 2009

Last week, that topic was Twitter. Twitter, if you’re not familiar with it, is the newest, coolest internet kid in town - a micro-blogging service that allows people to update their friends and followers on their status in real-time. It’s like texting, but over the internet and in a form which means your updates cannot stretch beyond 140 characters in length. Having begun life in 2006,Twitter has six million users and is growing rapidly....

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