Twitter is giving everyone 280 characters. It's the right move.. Journalism and lawyering train the mind to be economical in language. Brevity and clarity are well suited to our modern society. Attention spans are shorter; they are competing with many influences that did not exist a century ago. Successful bloggers keep their posts short and on point. 280 characters is plenty for me. Twitter on.
(Note: This post is 279 characters. It could be shorter, and still convey the message; but, it is still short enough for your attention span. Now, what was I saying?)