Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 21:28 UTC
In the News A few months ago, I wrote an article about comments, in which I said, among others things, that Twitter can never replace comments because not only is it effectively a one-to-one communication channel, Twitter messages are also far too short to foster any form of coherent conversation. Over the weekend, a silly link-bait story illustrated my point perfectly.
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RE[6]: 140 characters
by _txf_ on Mon 26th Mar 2012 08:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: 140 characters"
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and I doubt that a single text makes nearly as much use of the underlying infrastructure as 20 seconds of voice, even if it's heavily compressed.

Actually it is even worse than that. A single text practically has zero cost. In fact texts use the spare capacity allocated to voice calls, so they're pure profit . The cost of the equipment is extremely low (they use the rest of the infrastructure already).

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