Another dot in the blogosphere?

Depth of field?

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Here is something that has been troubling me as an edublogger for while now.

Have you noticed how someone might tweet a rhetorical platitude and people go nuts over it?

But if you write longer form in a blog or a book, then very few seem to care. It is as if there is a collective tl;dr (too long, didn’t read) condition.

Might there just be too much to process? Or would people rather make up their own minds or tell their own stories?

I am inclined to say that it is the former. It is a lot easier to skim one’s Twitter feed than to read an article and think deeply about it.

If brevity is the soul of wit... by mrbula, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  mrbula 

That is not to say that tweets do not prompt deep thought. It is often hard to condense complexity into a powerful statement of 140 characters or less. But that is the author thinking hard.

Are the recipients thinking just as hard? Are they making up their own minds and telling their own stories?

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