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In a [https://plus.google.com/+PeterSuber/posts/7p45yCCDgE2 June 2016 blog post, I asked, "Is there a well-understood hashtag or abbreviation that means: ''Worth discussing but impossible on Twitter''?"  
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* In a [https://plus.google.com/+PeterSuber/posts/7p45yCCDgE2 June 2016 blog post], I asked, "Is there a well-understood hashtag or abbreviation that means: ''Worth discussing but impossible on Twitter''?"  
* At the time there wasn't one. I proposed "WORDBIT" as an awkward acronym for "WORth Discussing But not on Twitter." But it was too awkward and I haven't used it.
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** At the time there wasn't one. I proposed "WORDBIT" as an awkward acronym for "WORth Discussing But not on Twitter." But it was too awkward and I haven't used it.
* I'm still looking for one. Let me know if you notice that a good one is emerging.  
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** I'm still looking for one. Let me know if you notice that a good one is emerging.  
* If I had one, I'd use it often. I'd also link to this page where I can explain myself.
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** If I had one, I'd use it often. I'd also link to this page where I can explain myself.
  
I like dialog, but I don't like oversimplification. In fact, I like dialog in part because it helps us avoid oversimplification.
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*I like dialog, but I don't like oversimplification. In fact, I like dialog in part because it helps us avoid oversimplification.
* Hence, I don't like dialog on Twitter. Or I don't like it once it reaches the point when serious contributions require more than 140 characters. For more interesting dialogs, that's fairly early in the process.
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** Hence, I don't like dialog on Twitter. Or I don't like it once it reaches the point when serious contributions require more than 140 characters. For more interesting dialogs, that's fairly early in the process.
* If I'm in a Twitter dialog and someone asks me a question that requires a longer answer, I'd rather shift the dialog to a more accommodating platform than drop it. I'd rather do both than oversimplify my answer.  
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** If I'm in a Twitter dialog and someone asks me a question that requires a longer answer, I'd rather shift the dialog to a more accommodating platform than drop it. I'd rather do both than oversimplify my answer.  
  
If I point to this page from one of my tweets, here's what I'm proposing.
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*If I point to this page from one of my tweets, here's what I'm proposing.
* Send me an email with your full question or objection. I'll reply by email.
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** Send me an email with your full question or objection. I'll reply by email.
* Post your full question or objection to Google+ and I'll reply. The advantage over email is that others can watch our dialog, and join in, share the URL, and so on.
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** Post your full question or objection to Google+ and I'll reply. The advantage over email is that others can watch our dialog, and join in, share the URL, and so on.
* If you'd like, I can start the Google+ thread and you can join it.
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** If you'd like, I can start the Google+ thread and you can join it.

Revision as of 21:18, 26 June 2017

  • In a June 2016 blog post, I asked, "Is there a well-understood hashtag or abbreviation that means: Worth discussing but impossible on Twitter?"
    • At the time there wasn't one. I proposed "WORDBIT" as an awkward acronym for "WORth Discussing But not on Twitter." But it was too awkward and I haven't used it.
    • I'm still looking for one. Let me know if you notice that a good one is emerging.
    • If I had one, I'd use it often. I'd also link to this page where I can explain myself.
  • I like dialog, but I don't like oversimplification. In fact, I like dialog in part because it helps us avoid oversimplification.
    • Hence, I don't like dialog on Twitter. Or I don't like it once it reaches the point when serious contributions require more than 140 characters. For more interesting dialogs, that's fairly early in the process.
    • If I'm in a Twitter dialog and someone asks me a question that requires a longer answer, I'd rather shift the dialog to a more accommodating platform than drop it. I'd rather do both than oversimplify my answer.
  • If I point to this page from one of my tweets, here's what I'm proposing.
    • Send me an email with your full question or objection. I'll reply by email.
    • Post your full question or objection to Google+ and I'll reply. The advantage over email is that others can watch our dialog, and join in, share the URL, and so on.
    • If you'd like, I can start the Google+ thread and you can join it.