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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
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    I used to have "twitterfox" for firefox. It's a little addon to your browser that you can send and receive tweets from. There are others out there as well.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
     (8099.22)
    @Isaacsher

    i wouldn´t worry too much if Warren, Neil or anyone else "famous" doesn´t always reply to a tweet in their direction. When warren asks during the day how us scumbags are, i assume he probably gets a couple hundred replies so it would be folly for him to try to reply to EVERYONE. I´m sure he knows we´re out there though. He watches us....

    As for my use of twitter. I mostly use it for guff, forwarding interesting sites, blog posts etc and little chats with other whitechapelers. I don´t assume that what i write isn´t worthy of being preserved in the British library for posterity.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
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    #icelandbob -- I'm not worried about not getting replied to, I took that as a given, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't unintentionally making a pest of myself by sending messages at all. But that's cool now.


    Here's an odd question. Has anyone used Twitter as any sort of storytelling medium? Telling a tale, one tweet at a time -- perhaps writing the tweets of a fictional persona, like Alan Moore writing a Twitter as if it was Rorschach writing it.

    "@NoCompromise tweets: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face." Stuff like that. Self-narrated noir might work well, but other types of stories could fit as well. The tales of Average Office Guy, as told in his tweets. A Truman Show sort of thing, where the subject's ordinaryness makes his life story somehow more compelling.

    It might not be feasible -- but the thought crossed my mind to see if anyone's even tried it yet. I'd think you'd have to put a MASSIVE disclaimer on your profile -- "This is a work of fiction", in case someone misinterprets a particularly grim story-tweet as a very real cry for help.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
     (8099.24)
    I think Clive Barker did it a couple times, or wanted to at least. If he did they were super short. Only problem with that is that some people follow SO many people that the story will get lost in the mass of tweets. Though if the story is compelling enough people would be willing to go to your twitter page each day to make sure they don't lose any lines
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2010
     (8099.25)
    Here are a couple i follow that might interest you....

    http://twitter.com/God_Damn_Batman - imagine bruce wayne with neurotic issues....

    http://twitter.com/TheBig_Sam - A (ficticious) account of the Hyper-Macho Blackburn football manager. Example: "Get in - my vintage WWF Legion of Doom spiky shoulderpads have arrived from the internet. Lets see that cunt in Homebase throw me out now."
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2010 edited
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    @IssacSher I use http://www.twittergadget.com/ on iGoogle. It uses the twitter API so I don't know if you'd still get the feeds at work. I use it because it hides on my Google homepage in the corner & it still looks like I'm working (or not).
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    I know that @CharlieHuston did two short stories in 140-character bursts, but appears to have given that up for now. One a twisty little sci-fi character sketch, the other a little story about families.
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    @Isaac that's usually more in the realm of fictional types. For example Just The Doctorstarted to work their way through the entire Doctor Who collection in the form of twitter updates, starting at the very beginning (An Unearthly Child).
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2010 edited
     (8099.29)
    Here's an odd question. Has anyone used Twitter as any sort of storytelling medium? Telling a tale, one tweet at a time -- perhaps writing the tweets of a fictional persona, like Alan Moore writing a Twitter as if it was Rorschach writing it.


    I sometimes post a 140 character short story, but not regularly. (The last one was here for World Book Day.) There's a lot of twitter fiction online. Some serials, but also one-shots. @VeryShortStory and @twitterfiction are good places to start.