Last Thursday, Twitter released a Birthday Video and commemorated seven years of glorious, typo-ridden existence by taking us through a montage of all the really annoying behavior they bring out in people. Stuff like ...
The video opens with the first ever tweet by founder Jack Dorsey, and we're not off to a great start:
Way to keep that bar within reach, Jack.
So there's no correct spelling, no punctuation -- standard Twitter stuff. Only it's worse than that, because it proves that this trend of lazy typing didn't spring up of its own accord because of how stupid people are -- it was intentional. They wanted Twitter this way from the very beginning. We feel kinda like the heroes in the third act of a zombie movie, right when they meet the evil scientist who planned the outbreak and he taunts them while explaining that they've all just been pawns in his sick game.