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Paul Krugman Blogs About Why He Doesn't Tweet

Nobel prize winner for Economy Sciences Paul Krugman of the US listens to questions during a press conference after his lectu
Nobel prize winner for Economy Sciences Paul Krugman of the US listens to questions during a press conference after his lecture at Aula Magna auditorium at Stockholm University on December 8, 2008 in Stockholm. Globalisation expert and firebrand critic of President George W. Bush's handling of the US financial crisis, Krugman won the Nobel for formulating a theory that determines the effects of free trade and globalization. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sorry Twitter: Paul Krugman's just not that into you.

Despite all the "death of the blog" talk that's been circulating lately, Krugman took to his own blog on Friday to inform readers that they won't be seeing him mixing it up on Twitter or tweeting 140-character reflections on what I just ate, or something" any time soon.

Why? Let him explain:

One reason is that I have better things to do with my time. Another is that I don't think my instant reactions to things are especially interesting. But I have to admit that I've also been aware for some time how many people end up destroying themselves by tweeting something really offensive.

Krugman's not on Twitter, so he wouldn't have seen that his blog post about not tweeting was subsequently tweeted many, many, many times.

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