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Words Considered Harmful

March 28th, 2013

I’ve heard before: What’s the harm? Why not at least try to include ‘Hey there!’ if every little bit helps? Somewhat of a fair point. Using a word does no harm in the same way a daisy does no harm to your front lawn, or a shade of grey does no harm to your shadow.

Here’s where I’ll join the rest in unquantifiable hoodoo: I believe words are aesthetically damaging. I believe a white space free of words is more pleasing to the eye, more easily consumed, and thus more likely to be retweeted (which is a proven way of growing your audience).

Hear, hear.