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:
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.
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 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.