The dumbing down of America started so long ago that it's pervasive now. The term seems to find it's origin in Hollywood script writing from the 1930's. However, just because it didn't start on Twitter, doesn't mean we should give Twitter a pass. I mean Twitter is a powerful tool, yet there are things that just don't boil down to 128 characters or less. Sometimes, less is more, but normally, if something is important, more is more.