Great news for those of us who want to keep up with world affairs despite our short attention spans: Britain's Guardian newspaper announced today that it's transferring its entire distribution onto the social networking site Twitter. All Guardian articles will now be in the form of 140-character "tweets."
It'll be a great way to bone up on history, too, without having to slog through a whole book or something. "A mammoth project is also under way," reports the Guardian, "to rewrite the whole of the newspaper's archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets. Major stories already completed include '1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!'; 'OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more'; and 'JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?'"
The full story is here. Definitely worth a read, especially the additional archival tweets at the bottom.