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    by Richard Romano

    Twitter, the popular microblogging Web site that lets users post messages in discrete “tweets” of 140 characters or less is seeing its site traffic fall off abruptly as users move to Nitter, a new “nanoblogging” site that limits posts—or “nits”—to a single character.

    The primary challenge, according to Nitter president j, was deconstructing the English language, but he admits that a lot of that groundwork has already been laid. “The advent of instant and text messaging has paved the way for an abbreviated way of communicating. Common expressions like lol, k, btw, and many others have already removed much of the complexity, nuance, and useless beauty of the English language, so it was really just a logical next step to reduce all communication to a single character.” Indeed, Nitter users pride themselves on being able to boil down complex thoughts to one letter. A top Nitter is g, who attracted thousands of followers thanks to his trenchant commentary on the government’s economic stimulus plan. “I mean, after the Administration announced its latest plan, he nitted ‘z’. I mean, that was beautiful and brilliant,” says &, another popular Nitter. “I have never seen complicated economic issues expressed so simply yet cogently.”

    Alas, the popularity of Nitter may itself be short-lived, as a new start-up called Pitter is seeking support for its new “picoblogging” service. That is, Pitter limits posts—or “pits”—to only a portion of a character. “You’d be surprised how expressive a single serif can be,” says -, founder of Pitter.

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    This one caught a few people by the looks of things.

    Any other good ones worth reporting?
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