September 25, 2013
Claim: Twitter Is 2,000 Years Old

There’s Twitter, the 140-character bound communications service. There’s Twitter, the multi-million-membered social network. There’s Twitter, the soon-to-go-public company. But there’s also Twitter, the idea-distributor. Twitter, the community-builder. Twitter, the platform.
In those broader senses, Twitter is much older than its official seven years of life would suggest. Twitter may be, in fact, nearly 2,000 years old. 
In a conference with Italian newspaper editors, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi — who, as president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, acts as a kind of culture minister for the Vatican — discussed social media and the Church’s use of it. And he claimed, during the discussion, that Jesus was the earliest of Twitter’s early adopters: the first person ever to use Twitter. Well, to “use” it.
Jesus’s pronouncements, Ravasi noted, tended to be “brief” — made up of fewer than 45 characters — and “full of meaning.” The first Christian also relied on elementary and thus easily sharable phrases like “love one another.” He also delivered many of his messages via stories and symbols, Ravasi said, “a bit like in television today.”
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/Renata Sedmakova]

Claim: Twitter Is 2,000 Years Old

There’s Twitter, the 140-character bound communications service. There’s Twitter, the multi-million-membered social network. There’s Twitter, the soon-to-go-public company. But there’s also Twitter, the idea-distributor. Twitter, the community-builder. Twitter, the platform.

In those broader senses, Twitter is much older than its official seven years of life would suggest. Twitter may be, in fact, nearly 2,000 years old. 

In a conference with Italian newspaper editors, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi — who, as president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, acts as a kind of culture minister for the Vatican — discussed social media and the Church’s use of it. And he claimed, during the discussion, that Jesus was the earliest of Twitter’s early adopters: the first person ever to use Twitter. Well, to “use” it.

Jesus’s pronouncements, Ravasi noted, tended to be “brief” — made up of fewer than 45 characters — and “full of meaning.” The first Christian also relied on elementary and thus easily sharable phrases like “love one another.” He also delivered many of his messages via stories and symbols, Ravasi said, “a bit like in television today.”

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/Renata Sedmakova]

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