What does Facebook have against paragraphs and white space? … with their new “enter the post with the click of the enter key” system, it is nearly impossible to break up a posting into thoughts.
…well I know actually…
nothing against paragraphs and white space at all. It is a matter of dumbing down and streamlining. Now you can post without making an additional click of the mouse on a “post” button. Hey, and you can treat each post like a paragraph anyhow… unless you want to edit the previous paragraph… (secret, -shift- -return- will give you a paragraph break that still works… or for some keyboards -shift- -enter-) Is this because so many post from mobile devices? Or because twitter does it this way?
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Now a lot of people also like to do all their writing without making recourse to the mouse… I guess they navigate their pages by keyboard too… I know it’s possible. In fact on this newfangled machine I could navigate the web by voice. Anyway they like the new system because they can post without moving fingers to mouse and a -shift-enter- is no issue for them for the convenience.
Well, I only press “send” once per message on average. I add paragraphs more often. So now, I must add an extra process essentially so the texters don’t have to send.
I guess writers use paragraphs and texters don’t.
For me it is like the “average number of legs in a crowd per person will always be 2 or less and probably not more.” Why? because there are few 3 legged people, but occasionally people with missing limbs. What I mean to say is that there will always be at least one paragraph for a writer, and often more than one in a post. So the ratio of paragraphs to posts will always be one or greater.
However with all naked -enter- or -return- presses sending a message, the ratio will get closer and closer to One. Ahhh Oneness…. Ohm Watt Impedance Mhooooooo…….