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The telegraph was so hot. But some people said it would never catch on. And was waste of time. And was ruining the language...

Start with tom-toms and smoke signals. Telegraph is a much later version of Twitter. Already requires electricity!

Unlike tom-toms and smoke-signals (1-to-many), telegraph is more like e-mail: 1-to-1 unless broadcast by other means at end.

Also, both tom-toms and smoke-signals had Retweets, while telegraph did not.

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