Twitter is full of "creative" spelling and bad grammar, but can it actually make you more creative? Judging by the raft of creative riffs on the microblogging craze, tweeting can lead to truly innovative things.With its 140-character limit, Twitter's constraints force users to be creative with their language, for better or for worse. But Twitter-fed art goes far beyond the web. Here are just a few of the ways that Twitter is changing our artistic outlook.
- A haiku revival. Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz famously announced his resignation with a tweeted haiku poem. Now, you can find all sorts of feeds based on the 17-syllable Japanese poems, from NASCAR haikus to cat poetry.
- Very short stories. From the delightful @VeryShortStory feed to the six-word storytellers, Twitter offers a challenge inspired by Hemingway.
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