"Twidiocracy” (Twitter + idiocracy) was coined by Matt Labash in The Weekly Standard on May 6, 2013, “The Twidiocracy: The decline of Western civilization, 140 characters at a time.” The article was actually released in late April 2013 and became immediately popular on the conservative blogosphere.
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8:18 AM - 27 Apr 13
The Washington Free Beacon
Matt Labash Hates Twitter
BY: Sonny Bunch // April 29, 2013 12:03 pm
This weekend, the Weekly Standard unleashed a 10-page, 8,000-plus-word barrage by Matt Labash aimed at Twitter and the technophiles who populate South by Southwest. You should read the whole thing—Labash is one of the best long-form journalists working today—but here’s a representative taste: ...
The decline of Western civilization, 140 characters at a time.
We used to live in a democracy, now we live in a Twidiocracy.
by Freethinker62 Apr 29, 2013
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
The Twidiocracy I hate the way Twitter transforms the written word into abbreviations and hieroglyphics, the staccato bursts of emptiness that occur when Twidiots who have no business writing for public consumption squeeze themselves into 140-character cement shoes. People used to write more intelligently than they speak. Now, a scary majority tend to speak more intelligently than they tweet.
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The Weekly Standard
The decline of Western civilization, 140 characters at a time
MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MATT LABASH
At the risk of being abrasive, I am about to say something unthinkable, heretical. I am about to say six words you have likely never heard from a working member of the media, and may never hear again: Do not follow me on Twitter.
I say hope, because the clip at which the Twidiocracy has infiltrated itself into every crevice of society might leave me no choice. In the dystopian future—which in the age of Google glasses is starting to feel like the dystopian present—I might be forced to join Twitter in order to, say, collect my Social Security e-check when the time comes.
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