It feels so much longer, somehow.
Anyway, as has been the case for the last two Sussex summits, Colleague Wherry will have a full report on the Dion/Harper tete-a-tete later this afternoon, but ITQ will be there as well, attempting to photoblog the festivities via BlackBerry — ideally in real-ish time, but don’t hold your breath on that one, since the technology has proved stubbornly uncooperative on that front thus far.
We’re also going to try something a little different today — and please don’t roll your eyes the second that you read the rest of this sentence: Twittering. Yes, twittering. It’s come to this. I’ll be posting updates from outside the gates on my largely-underused-until-now twitter account, so you’re all invited to click over there to watch me try to limbo under the 140 word character limit. Alternately, if you too have a wildly underused twitter account, feel free to follow me.
I’ll probably have a lot more to say about the twitter technology – twitternology? – afterwards, since this will be the first time I’ve used it for anything more than roboposting recent ITQ entries. But If it isn’t a complete disaster, I suspect we may well try to incorporate twitterage into our coverage of the still-technically-purely-hypothetical election. Which will, at the very least, give us a whole new medium for snarky remarks and scintillating repartee with readers.
UPDATE – I just wanted to make sure y’all realize that you don’t *have* to add me to your twitter follow list to read today’s updates — if you have privacy concerns, or just don’t want to go through the bother of creating an account, you just have to hit refresh now and then and you’ll see the full feed.
Not that I don’t love having new followers — I kind of hate that term, by the way, what with how it makes it sound like I’m starting a cult – but it’s by no means mandatory. I don’t want to unintentionally alienate all those nontwitterers out there.