The Tweet Shall Inherit the Earth

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A couple of Time colleagues – International editor Jim Frederick, author of the acclaimed Black Hearts, and Nate Rawlings, an up-and-comer at the magazine and an Army vet of the Iraq war – wore our fingertips to the bone on Veterans Day. It was my first chance to try to chat using Twitter; limited to 140 characters per transmission, it reminded me of some of the curt conversations I had with my sons when they were teen-agers.

Nonetheless, under the able leadership of CTT (that would be Chief Time Tweeter) Allie Townsend, we hammered away at the keys for an hour, like monkeys trying to pound out Shakespeare. Thankfully, a brigade of Time reader/tweeters kept us on our toes. Check out the full exchange here.