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Jun 18, 2009

The roots of Twitter?

Zach Seward of the Nieman Journalism Lab has a great piece of evidence for the ‘nothing new under the sun’ debate. The ‘Telepot’ competition in the Penny Illustrated Newspaper of 1913 encouraged readers to condense telegrams into just 12 words.

If you share the view that the telegraph was the Victorian internet then perhaps this was the (very late) Edwardian Twitter.