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Being (mercifully) untwittered, I had the attention span to read the Twitter article [June 15] in one go. No surprise of course that the U.S. spawned Twitter, being world leader in social dislocation, self-absorption, celebrity infatuation and ADD. What better way to ignore the person in front of you (wife, child, old friend) than to be Twittering Oprah on how to deal with her dog's ticks?
John George Ronaldson McLean,
Wellington

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