Okay, so to all the people who think that we are hip and modern and into the newest technology – namely Twittertwitter_logo_header – hear this. Twitter goes back to the Ancient Book of Books, the Bible.

That’s right. Indeed, that proverb that declares that nothing new is under the sun applies even to the internet phenomonen Twitter. I discovered the word Twitter,                       while reading in the book of Isaiah. Consider:

Isaiah 38:14 in the New American Standard Bible version:CRANE

    Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter;
         I moan like a dove;
         My eyes  look wistfully to the heights;
         O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security. 

 Dictionary.com uses the following to define the word twitter:


1.  to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird.

2. to talk lightly and rapidly, esp. of trivial matters; chatter.
3. to titter; giggle.
 4. to tremble with excitement or the like; be in a flutter.

The creators of the popular Twitter internet service, which was                                     launched in 2008 as a way to post short messages, has it right that                  they   use a bird about-birds as its representation. As the Bible uses the simile, 

Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter, the short messages that                           individuals post  are  called tweets, which is the sound that birds                        make. It has    become a modern popular cultural phenomenon.

So, next time you tweet on Twitter, remember the Book of Books.


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