At 670 words (or 4,091 characters, including spaces) Rob Walker provides intellectual fodder in this March 2000 review of “The Cluetrain Manifesto” in the New York Times Book Review.
Here is his review of the same book at 20 words (or 123 characters):
Which review stimulates you to read the 190-page book? And if you’ve read the book, which offers the better summary? Wouldn’t it be great if every New York Times Book Review writer had a shot at Twitter?
This ought to be a true test of journalism: How to condense 670 words to 20 without losing the message?
It goes to show that Twitter is not only used for answering the question, “What are you doing?” but if used creatively, the sky’s the limit. For instance, have you followed @PublicDomain where “Moby Dick” is being tweeted line by line?