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by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 9, 2012  |  Comments Off

“Never odd or even”  —  palindromes draw respect when they carry at least some spark of meaning; you’ll even read them twice. Some time ago, a good friend of mine came up with the idea of pseudo-palindromes  (the same abrupt absurd and worthlessness), but you’ll read them twice anyway:  “Eat timely Nathan. Want tea? ”

Tweets are akin to palindromes because of the challenge of cramming some significance within the predefined frames:  “RT @Oldjx re: #word #worms  in #bigdictionary: Lol! R U 2? So is @7H1NKER”

I am just a beginning twitterer. To catch up for my lost time and under-enjoyed challenges of brevity, I made up some pseudo-tweets —  messages outside of Twitter that look like tweets but not exactly.

  • There is an 87% #probability that you are within 22 miles from your %home.
  • 60% of bankruptcies are due to #health issues. #statistics #Strata
  • No wonder Spain have the best team in the world. Each Spanish man seems to produce about 10 children. #probability #Spain
  • More than 25% divorce proceedings use #data from
  • Through #2015, 85% of Fortune $500 organizations will be unable to exploit #bigdata for competitive advantage. #GartnerPredicts
  • #nytimes and the @Washington @Post describe people who weren’t using social networks and weren’t using mobile phones as “refuseniks.” #without #phones #G00174167

Your ex-refusenik,


P.S. There is one real tweet here. Hint: it contains a mistake.

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Svetlana Sicular
Research Director
3 years at Gartner
21 years IT industry

Svetlana Sicular has a uniquely combined experience of Fortune 500 IT and business leadership, product management at world-class software vendors, and Big Four consulting. She primarily handles inquiries in the areas of data management strategy, ...Read Full Bio

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