Twitter and Wall

I began using “Twitter,” and my site is “” I don’t know if it is useful for me to communicate with the members at LingQ. I am going to compare Twitter with the wall function at LingQ. One thing I know now is that you can erase your old messages.

According to the description of Twitter, it is a “service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.” Its uniqueness may lie in the restriction as to the number of maximum 140 characters.

as to the number of maximum 140 characters
—> as to the maximum number of 140 characters

Twittering will make rambling difficult - KISS! rules apply (keep it short, stupid! or keep it short and sweet!). I would have to learn to be succinct.

Do you happen to know Haiku?

Some time ago western-style Haiku were popular in the UK and newspapers still run the occasional competition, but I have never attempted any verses nor do I know the rules of the classic Haiku. I shall investigate.

I remember that this was a subject in high school. We discussed a lot of Haikus. I think they were modern in the 70th. But I have to confess that I forgot it. Every knowledge that you don’t use get lost. That is how our brain works.

A brain stagnating
words lost in the fog
Recognition dawns

(Apologies, I still haven’t checked up on the rules.)

You can send a “direct message” via twitter. I tried the function, and it was very easy. I think that tutors at LingQ can use the system to communicate with their students.

Your Haiku seems to be surrealistic. I believe Dr. Freud is satisfied with your work.

Psychiatrists dream,
the patient recovers her

(I still have to go to Haiku school.)

I always thought it was ‘keep it simple, stupid!’

‘keep it simple, stupid!’
I sometimes say this to myself when I have to read an extremely long message on the forums.

Did you know Twitter is free because it treats your Twitter ID as a commodity to be sold to advertisers?

And part of your Twitter id is your messages… which are erased only from the point of view of other Twitter users, not necessarily from the Twitter data mining/sales department.

Could you tell me more about that?

From the Twitter terms of service… (English to follow)



Tip この実施権は、ユーザーがTwitter上で述べたことを弊社が全世界に配信することと他者にこれをさせることをユーザーが弊社に対して許可するというものです。しかし、ユーザーのものであることには変わりはなく、ユーザーのコンテンツの所有権はユーザーにあります。


Tip Twitterは、オープンな体質を持つと同時に、API開発者がユーザーのコンテンツを取り扱う際の取扱方法に関して規定集を設けており、この規定集は進化し続けています。これらの規定は、ユーザーの権利に配慮しつつこのオープンな制度を活用するために存在しています。





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