Twitter, the 140 character length film

Forget ‘The Social Network‘, the film that will document how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg created the world’s most successful timesink. Some ingenious procrastinators have imagined what a film based on Twitter would be like:

What morals could be learned from such a film? Well, shouting “hashtag” before words immediately brings your sanity into question, and as it turns out putting “Tw” in front of any word does not make you infinitely cooler.

Don’t expect it to be green-lit by Hollywood executives anytime soon. Actually, scrap that, there’s probably a 140 character script in the works already.

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