Twitter and Haikus
27, April, 2008 4 Comments
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