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This Guy Wrote the World's "Most Beautiful Tweet"

As part of this year's Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, a competition was held to find the "world's most beautiful tweet." The winning entry was just announced. It's by Canadian Marc MacKenzie and it goes like this:

I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it.


I like the sentiment, and he did it with 13 characters to spare! Twitter gets criticized for shortening our thoughts and communications to superficial blurbs, but when you approach a tweet this way, it becomes a challenging poetic form (like a haiku, perhaps) that demands an artful economy of language.

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