A Thousand Twitters

Thursday 2 August 2012, 11:24 pm   ////////  

News of a strange new social network, Monolyth, reaches us from December of this year and from Chris McDowall.

To sate the great appetites of the system, which will only publish messages at least 140,000 characters long (and will abbreviate longer ones), authors turn to unusual techniques.

One of these is generating massive texts using modified versions of Taroko Gorge, one of which is included in the blog post.

8 Comments »

  1. Is this real? I can find no other indication that it exists besides this post and the linked post.

    Comment by Aric — 2012-08-03 @ 9:18 am
  2. My sudden understanding of December this year has left me embarrassed.

    Comment by Aric — 2012-08-03 @ 9:49 am
  3. Hey, you still may have read this more closely than anyone else did.

    Comment by Nick Montfort — 2012-08-03 @ 12:42 pm
  4. Also, that ASCII image is clearly a world-map generated in Dwarf Fortress.

    Comment by Sam Kabo Ashwell — 2012-08-04 @ 1:17 pm
  5. “Also, that ASCII image is clearly a world-map generated in Dwarf Fortress.”

    Which is one reason this looked so cool to me!

    Comment by Aric — 2012-08-09 @ 8:24 am
  6. Yeah, can’t find this anywhere else

    Comment by Bruno — 2012-08-21 @ 4:07 am
  7. … but it’s already making the rounds on G+. Only problem: August is nearly over!

    Comment by Joe Corneli — 2012-08-30 @ 6:58 pm
  8. So is this actually going to become a thing in December?

    Comment by Tigrita — 2012-09-05 @ 8:25 pm

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