Twitter and Haikus

It’s no surprise that Twitter is so popular in Japan. Twitter messages a.k.a. Tweets are very Haiku-esqe!

Twitter asks a simple question: What are you doing?

In response, you key in your short message of not more than 140 characters and all your contacts are updated on what you are doing.

This way, everyone gets a little snippet of your life! And your short little message could sound very much like a Haiku, which has its origins in Japanese poetry consisting of three or fewer lines with 17 or fewer syllables, or 3 lines with 5-7-5 syllables. Here’s an example:

My native village
on approach and to the touch
a bramble rose

The following will shed more light on Twitter and micro-blogging: Unique Frequency and Turboblogging.




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4 Responses to Twitter and Haikus

  1. Daryl Tay says:

    Thanks for the plug! Hope it gets more people to use Twitter =)

  2. blogscapes says:

    Hi Daryl,

    You’re most welcome.

    Do keep us updated on Twitter-talk and tattle!

  3. Cindy says:

    Not too keen on this Twitter thing. I prefer to remain anonymous and don’t want people to know what I’m doing too… haaaa! 😉

  4. blogscapes says:

    Hi Cindy,

    Ya, I know what you mean – sometimes we want to have our privacy and not announce our every move!

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