Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tiruvalluvar, Kabir Das the original Twitterati!

Twitter has taken the Cyber world like a storm. If you don't have a Twitter account you are as good as someone without email-ID in year 2000!

I have always wondered the reason behind Twitter phenomena and "until now" amazed about the stupendous popularity of this simple tool.

"Until now" - Why in quotes? What has changed now?

I believe the principle behind Twitter is age old, and much older generations have witnessed the principle behind Twitter.

IMHO the original Twitterati was Thiruvalluvar. He authored the Thirukural, from Wikipedia: "Thirukkural (or the Kural) is a collection of 1330 Tamil couplets organised into 133 chapters." Each couplets consists of 7 words and even the English translation can mostly fit into the 140 character limit of Twitter.

Other early Twitterati are:
  • Kabir Das was also an early Twitterati. His Dohas can easily fit into 140 C limit.
  • Haiku poets. Haiku poems can easily fit into 140 C limit of Twitter.
Can you think of any more examples? If so please share your list.