a decorum of twitter on the way

Twitter is already writing its history in a collective 140 Characters. Also on the horizon is a style guide to for the short form, to be published as an iPhone app and a pdf.

Style guides seem to follow a couple of years after the new mode is introduced, and are a good sign that the mode is maturing. Of course, a strong background in rhetoric makes style guides less valuable, but they do spell out the decorum of the context – again, a sign that the mode has matured. They invite others to play along.

I’m watching for the guide.