What Is A ‘Text-Only’ Twitter Feed?

The text feed trend on Twitter takes content from other social networks or online databases, and describes that content using only words, or posts quotes devoid of context. See, what it does is point out the inanities of online culture by distilling them down to their 140-character essence.


Hairless crossed legs overlook a refreshing blue swimming pool.— Text-Only Instagram


Screenshot of today’s weather forecast.— Text-Only Instagram


Shoes neatly in a line.— Text-Only Instagram

It has been months since I was married to Ludacris and a whole year since we turned into lions.

— Fanfiction_txt (@fanfiction_txt)

It has been months since I was married to Ludacris and a whole year since we turned into lions.— Fanfiction_txt

Donald Duck buys an iQuack, but doesn't read the directions!

— Fanfiction_txt (@fanfiction_txt)

Donald Duck buys an iQuack, but doesn’t read the directions!— Fanfiction_txt

All of a sudden, KoRn busted down the door and started screaming Freak On A Leash, but then it turned into an episode of Mind of Mencia wher

— Fanfiction_txt (@fanfiction_txt)

All of a sudden, KoRn busted down the door and started screaming Freak On A Leash, but then it turned into an episode of Mind of Mencia wher— Fanfiction_txt

Two friends. One moving eyes the other moving their mouth. #combocliche

— Text-Only Cinemagram (@TextCinemagram)

Two friends. One moving eyes the other moving their mouth. #combocliche— Text-Only Cinemagram

car with indicator light flashing, not going anywhere

— Text-Only Cinemagram (@TextCinemagram)

car with indicator light flashing, not going anywhere— Text-Only Cinemagram

family pet's ears twitching

— Text-Only Cinemagram (@TextCinemagram)

family pet’s ears twitching— Text-Only Cinemagram

GIF with a source link to the Tumblr dashboard.

— Text-Only mlkshk (@txtshk)

GIF with a source link to the Tumblr dashboard.— Text-Only mlkshk

Whelp... time to call my Fiancé, and call our wedding off. I've found somepony better.

— Reddit.txt (@Reddit_txt)

Whelp… time to call my Fiancé, and call our wedding off. I’ve found somepony better.— Reddit.txt

7 years after learning about pick up, I am yet to talk to a girl.

— Reddit.txt (@Reddit_txt)

7 years after learning about pick up, I am yet to talk to a girl.— Reddit.txt

I give up trying to find out on my own, what is the next step after flirting to lose my virginity?

— Reddit.txt (@Reddit_txt)

I give up trying to find out on my own, what is the next step after flirting to lose my virginity?— Reddit.txt

In addition, there is a subculture of Furby furries.

— wikipedia.txt (@wikipedia_txt)

In addition, there is a subculture of Furby furries.— wikipedia.txt

When a Sim dies, a tombstone or an urn will appear in , the ghost of the deceased Sim may haunt the building where it died.

— wikipedia.txt (@wikipedia_txt)

When a Sim dies, a tombstone or an urn will appear in , the ghost of the deceased Sim may haunt the building where it died.— wikipedia.txt

The advantages of a self-contained room are that male-oriented design choices, such as "tacky lamps" and "beer-can sculptures", are out of

— wikipedia.txt (@wikipedia_txt)

The advantages of a self-contained room are that male-oriented design choices, such as “tacky lamps” and “beer-can sculptures”, are out of— wikipedia.txt

Tell me how this recession is affecting WoW Gold/US Dollar exchange rates

— Goons_TXT (@Goons_TXT)

Tell me how this recession is affecting WoW Gold/US Dollar exchange rates— Goons_TXT

I returned her smile with a cold, Clint Eastwood style death stare, finished of with a little snort of disgust.

— Goons_TXT (@Goons_TXT)

I returned her smile with a cold, Clint Eastwood style death stare, finished of with a little snort of disgust.— Goons_TXT

First off, he was a great, charismatic leader that revitalized the German economy when the world was still in the grips of a depression.

— Goons_TXT (@Goons_TXT)

First off, he was a great, charismatic leader that revitalized the German economy when the world was still in the grips of a depression.— Goons_TXT

A weird sense of awkwardness attached to a drawing of Pinkie Pie wearing Loki's outfit.

— Text-only Deviantart (@TextDeviantart)

A weird sense of awkwardness attached to a drawing of Pinkie Pie wearing Loki’s outfit.— Text-only Deviantart

Deadpool riding on a cloud with little kid Goku

— Text-only Deviantart (@TextDeviantart)

Deadpool riding on a cloud with little kid Goku— Text-only Deviantart

Tony Stark and Bruce Banner as boyfriends.

— Text-only Deviantart (@TextDeviantart)

Tony Stark and Bruce Banner as boyfriends.— Text-only Deviantart

As he prepared to impale Shadow with the chaos blade, Rouge once again stood in the way

— gota go fast real (@SonicFanon_TXT)

As he prepared to impale Shadow with the chaos blade, Rouge once again stood in the way— gota go fast real

its so cool! its a mix of eggman and angerybirds! i love sonic! its really cool!

— gota go fast real (@SonicFanon_TXT)

its so cool! its a mix of eggman and angerybirds! i love sonic! its really cool!— gota go fast real

did tails die

— gota go fast real (@SonicFanon_TXT)

did tails die— gota go fast real

can't stop staring at those ass pixels

— /v/.txt (@vidya_txt)

can’t stop staring at those ass pixels— /v/.txt

Any good skeleton porn out there?

— /v/.txt (@vidya_txt)

Any good skeleton porn out there?— /v/.txt

If he's wearing a skirt, he's not a man, so it's not gay.

— /v/.txt (@vidya_txt)

If he’s wearing a skirt, he’s not a man, so it’s not gay.— /v/.txt

Quirky bride wears cowboy boots under her dress

— PicturelessPinterest (@PicturelessPins)

Quirky bride wears cowboy boots under her dress— PicturelessPinterest

Scanned image of Magic Mike cast walking through the rain without shirts on

— PicturelessPinterest (@PicturelessPins)

Scanned image of Magic Mike cast walking through the rain without shirts on— PicturelessPinterest

Toddler child is dressed cooler than you

— PicturelessPinterest (@PicturelessPins)

Toddler child is dressed cooler than you— PicturelessPinterest

Hospital brings in their B-tier surgeon who fucks up the surgery and someone dies... because you wanted to read an article about video games

— NeoGAF.txt (@neogaf_txt)

Hospital brings in their B-tier surgeon who fucks up the surgery and someone dies… because you wanted to read an article about video games— NeoGAF.txt

One night after losing for the 50th time, I turned off the system, turned it upside down (for some reason) and said "get out."

— NeoGAF.txt (@neogaf_txt)

One night after losing for the 50th time, I turned off the system, turned it upside down (for some reason) and said “get out.”— NeoGAF.txt

My dog is wondering why I am so mad.

— NeoGAF.txt (@neogaf_txt)

My dog is wondering why I am so mad.— NeoGAF.txt

Humans are violent by nature, and everybody is affected by it

— rapgenius.txt (@rapgenius_txt)

Humans are violent by nature, and everybody is affected by it— rapgenius.txt

A woman with a good fellatio game is a must

— rapgenius.txt (@rapgenius_txt)

A woman with a good fellatio game is a must— rapgenius.txt

Their popularity is blowing up, like a C4 bomb blows up

— rapgenius.txt (@rapgenius_txt)

Their popularity is blowing up, like a C4 bomb blows up— rapgenius.txt

Let me start off, though, by explaining why I think the label of queer heterosexual could be applied to me.

— Tumblr dot TXT (@TumblrTXT)

Let me start off, though, by explaining why I think the label of queer heterosexual could be applied to me.— Tumblr dot TXT

And yes I admit to being a zoophile. I’m especially fond of dogs and horses, but once again I would never act upon it.

— Tumblr dot TXT (@TumblrTXT)

And yes I admit to being a zoophile. I’m especially fond of dogs and horses, but once again I would never act upon it.— Tumblr dot TXT

Otherkin problems: People say you can’t exist because you are an improbable hybrid or “imaginary species"

— Tumblr dot TXT (@TumblrTXT)

Otherkin problems: People say you can’t exist because you are an improbable hybrid or “imaginary species”— Tumblr dot TXT

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