Many tech tools available online can help writers and editors hone their skills. Twitter is an accidental one. Originally designed as a social network, this microblogging platform helps writers practice precise expression because it restricts wordy output to 140 characters or less per "tweet" (a Twitter message, and this includes spaces and punctuation).
Craig Stoltz at Web 2.0h. . .really? A skeptic's guide to emerging web technologies has written a resourceful post titled "How Twitter Finally Taught Me to be an Editor". Even though he states:
Fact is, it’s tough to convey any substance in 140 characters. You have to carefully weigh every word, letter and space. Even punctuation.
Stoltz does precisely that. Each insightful paragraph is written in 140 characters (or a bit less).
Want to see how it's done by a Tweeting Master? Follow Craig on Twitter here.