Matt Thorne

Twittering On

Shit My Dad Says

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Given the success of books based on blogs – most notably the Belle de Jour series of autobiographies – it seems unsurprising that publishers should look to the latest ‘micro-blogging’ phenomenon, Twitter, as a source of new material. Twitter allows its users to ‘tweet’ up to 140 characters in one burst; it is the perfect medium for the witty bon mot, but it also encourages people to share the most banal details (‘just opening a jar of marmalade’, etc).

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