Ghost Tweeting Isn’t the End of the World, I Swear
If all else fails, you can be a ghost tweeter. Assuming it’s about time management and not literacy, or lack thereof, celebrities, politicians, and other high profile personalities are hiring writers to tweet for them on Twitter.
Hey, work is work. And it prevents Britney Spears from tweeting about how cute it is her kids are playing in old refrigerators. “We’re recycling, y’all!”
According to the New York Times, writers are being hired by the famous to update blogs and social networks for them, too.
But don’t knock it. It may be that Twitter is actually good writing practice. Poetry is the art of packing meaning into a few carefully selected words. On Twitter you’ve got 140 characters to say something that counts. On Facebook, 160. Web 2.0 could produce the next Hemingway.
That’s not so weird. People are already publishing Twitter novels. Stories told 140 characters at a time. Of course, the reader has to follow in real time. Otherwise the story just comes out backwards.
So, tweet on, fellow wordsmiths. Call it an exercise in concision.admin
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