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It’s Who You Don’t Know: Fictional Characters on Twitter

April 28, 2013

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The shadowy, imaginary creatures of Twitter are, by virtue of the medium, treated exactly the same as the “real people”: they have their own pages, their tweets come in an identically bland format, they have individual, self-selected avatars which, on the receiving end, we accept as fair representations of their identities. The fake and the real are constantly interacting on Twitter, as participants on equal footing within a social exchange. When I started Tween Hobo I didn’t know how apt a symbol I’d struck upon for the Twitter experience itself.

Bots and Li’l B: Twitter as Pastiche

April 16, 2013

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The Twitter feed holds novel potential as a found-language pastiche, comprising a medley of netspeak, pop culture and punchlines. Just as meaning changes with quotation, it changes with the retweet.

On Joyce Carol Oates On Twitter

April 11, 2013

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I can say with confidence that I will probably never read another book or story that Oates publishes in print -- but I will read every single thing she publishes on Twitter.

About us!

April 10, 2013

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There are many well-thought out, interesting meditations and writings about Twitter available across the Internet. They run the gamut from social media use theory to the role of Twitter in Presidential elections to clever magazine contests conducted via hashtags to ideas about how to use Twitter in the classroom and obviously much more. And they […]