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A collection of tweets generously prepared and shared by Julia Evans for her Twitter memes challenge. While looking through them, I was struck by just how vacuous they are, yet in the context of Twitter's pages and apps, they seem to form the illusion of something more. Okay, not a lot more, but enough to keep us tap-tap tapping.

So, here is a random selection in all their inane glory. They have been partially sanitised, but there are still some words and ideas that could offend, so it's probably safer to say:

Warning - may contain strong language!

An unrelated collection of tweets - around 500 million of these are sent each day.

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Sal Josef
When I’m good I’m best, when I’m bad I’m worst.
Arla Krammes
Behind My Smile is everything you’ll never understand.
Adriane Deschomp
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Chance Dary
Keep smiling..one day life will get tired of upsetting you.
Alvin Kosten
I think it’s time to be happy again.
Hedy Or
I’m not lazy, I’m just on my energy saving mode.
Earle Regans
No one is perfect that’s why pencils have erasers.
Cornell Harleman
I was born intelligent, but education ruined me.
Nicola Handerson
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -Dalai Lama
Jody Nemet
Be good and shall always see good in everything and everyone and even in yourself.
Melodee Montelle
Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will always be true to you.
Dayna Oliveira
You are who you are when nobody’s watching. -Stephen Fry
Dione Adule
Sometimes you succeed and other times you learn.
Pamela Gurke
If you can dream it you can do it. -Walt Disney
Gregoria Hofman
I speak less because I know there are very few who likes to listen.
Catina Schurz
Enjoy the little things in life. For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.
Jacquline Cheung
Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.
Emma Emmett
I wish I could donate my body fat to those in need.
Kirstie Minotti
I am not saying I am the best. I only know that I am doing my best to be the best.
Lyndsay Ranson
The most important thing a girl wears is her confidence.

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Some links and thoughts to fill this otherwise empty space.

textfiles.com: the dark ages, long before the TwitBooks. indieweb: a sort of D-Flip-Flop of HN. ledgerofharms: bunch of killjoys telling us how bad the web is. betterinternet: the cheery ages. kids@google: to be fair, Rumpelstiltskin & the Pied Piper were probably worse. Fear Of Missing Out: one reason to be hooked.

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