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I found this great contest. You have to describe the plot of an opera as a Twitter post, which is to say it needs to be 140 characters or less. You also have to include the hash tag #operaplot as part of your character count. (a hash tag is a way of finding related tweets)


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How creative! Are you going to do it?

BTW, I found the best use of Twitter tonight. Our northline train, home from the city, was canceled due to a horrible accident. This happened right at rush hour, and there was a fair amount of chaos. How handy Twitter would be to have informed us all!
 
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Jon Stewart on Twitter: "Yes, I have twatted."
 
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Jon Stewart on Twitter: "Yes, I have twatted."

Oughtn't that to be "yes, I have twut"? Strong verb to twit, twit, twat, twut. Just saying.


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There's many a slipper twixt the twat and the twitter.
 
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There’s a trend that I think I have spotted
In the way Twitter use is alloted.
The ladies all scream
“Oh, to Twitter’s a dream!”
So most Twitterers would seem betwatted.


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Bah, it's all a bunch of twattle.
 
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There's many a slipper twixt the twat and the twitter.
Not bad with the thread interplay! Wink
 
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I didn't do the contest, but I thought you all would play with it. Guess not! Was more fun to just play with the twitter-age. No worries. Apparently there were well over 500 entries in the contest.

The list is posted here, if you'd like to see it.


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Some of those are really great. For some reason they remind me of Haiku.

Let's face it, it is hard to nail an operaplot (as it would any plot of great literature) in 140 characters.
 
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For some reason they remind me of Haiku.

That's because of the 140-character limit. Tweets lend themselves admirably to haikus, and several people apparently use Twitter to post their poems. There's a group for them at http://twittgroups.com/group/haiku


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