omg…it’s a twitter essay!

19 Aug

He told us which people he was thinking of, but not which works of theirs.
Epic fail!
FredR’s comment is spot on.
In light of which, I wonder how long before we’ll see Malcolm Gladwell and other similar pompous twits do these, if not already…
Back when I was a Twit, I sometimes did run-on multitweet rants, but then, I don’t pretend to be anything other than a pompous amateur opinionated blowhard, at best. 🙂

Uncouth Reflections

Glynn Marshes writes:

And I didn’t even know twitter essays were a thing.

Topic: social contracts, protests, and whether contemporary police theories about crowd control are a throwback to 19th century mob violence literature.

In seventeen numbered 140-character tweets.

With references!

5. The scholarly literature I’m thinking of comes from E.P. Thompson, Hobsbawm, George Rudes, Natalie Zemon Davis & many others.

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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “omg…it’s a twitter essay!

  1. Glynn Marshes

    August 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Thx for the comment, Will.

    I’m more interested in the form than the content. Is anyone else doing Twitter essays that you know of?

  2. Will S.

    August 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Hey Glynn, you’re welcome! 🙂

    Not that I know of, and I hope it doesn’t spread. Ugh.

  3. feeriker

    August 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Twitter “essay?” I’ve never been a tweeter, but isn’t that an oxymoron in the same vein as “collected essays in post-it note form?”

  4. Will S.

    August 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm



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