Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Margaret in the Twitterverse

It sounds like it could be the title of one of her very own children’s books, yet Margaret Atwood’s tales of her experiences on Twitter are as real as a cyber-experience can be. Here from The New York Review of Books blog, “Atwood in the Twittersphere:”
The Twittersphere is an odd and uncanny place. It’s something like having fairies at the bottom of your garden. How do you know anyone is who he/she says he is, especially when they put up pictures of themselves that might be their feet, or a cat, or a Mardi Gras mask, or a tin of Spam?
You can become one of Atwood’s nearly 35,000 followers here. And though January has quite a few less than 35,000 followers, we’re here.

Meanwhile, The Giller Prize’s Twitterfeed points us at an interview with Atwood for Germany’s Inspired Mind series. “Anyone who writes a book is an optimist. No matter what the content. The optimistic thing about this is: It’s a book. It hasn’t happened yet. Keep it inside those covers.”

January’s 2001 interview with Atwood is here.



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