Friday, April 3, 2009

Twitter experiment

I am a co writer of the next best selling novel! OK, maybe not quite the best selling and not quite a novel yet :-) Let me start from the beginning:

Twitter user dcannell announced:
Feel like helping, we need your next 140 characters, your creativity, together writing the next best seller http://bit.ly/14lBrK
A story built 140 characters at a time. If you are a twitter users...log on and add your line...add a hashmark #tothesky and I will add your line to the story.
So I did :-)
In case you have no idea what I am writing about, Twitter is another form of social networking and micro-blogging that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Here you can find a great video explaining it in "plain English" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

Are you ready to pick up the challenge? Hop on Twitter and add your 140 words to the story.

See below the Twitter challenge announced via YouTube video. I think that this kind of fun, collective and creative writing could be a cool activity in the classroom.



PS. To better see all the people I follow on Twitter I am using Twitterrific, twitter app for Mac OS, iPhone and iPod touch. You can download it here: http://iconfactory.com/software/twitterrific

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