Twitter, Twitter, Twitter! Are you tired of it yet?
Well, hold that thought for the moment.
Managing Editor Richard Stengel sums up two trains of thought. He writes: "Some argue Twitter is a form of digital narcissism, the toy of the moment for an attention-deficit-disordered culture. But as Johnson (their cover story reporter) notes, the Twitter platform is ultimately about an accretion of tweets, the way hundreds of thousands of pixels form a detailed and complex digital image." He describes it as, "a prototype of a new kind of shared national experience: people talking to one another in real time about real events."
Which is it? "Digital narcissism" or "a new kind of shared national experience? You can exceed 140 characters.