Re: our class discussion yesterday
Susan Orlean argues that emotion can absolutely be conveyed on Twitter: “I think the economy of expression, if nothing else, reminds you that it is entirely possible to say something of substance in extremely few words. *If nothing else, Twitter is just a very useful reminder that you don’t have to go on ad nauseam to make a point or even to say something of real emotion. *I’m not sure that I’m writing my book in 140-character spurts, but I do think that I’ve been reminded of how efficiently you can really make points. And I think that it has an effect — as you sit down to write something considerably longer, you appreciate how well you can telegraph something.” Read the rest of her interview with Megan Garber at Nieman Journalism Lab: http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/09/twitter-queen-susan-orlean-on-the-mini-medium-the-interactive-narrative-and-the-writing-persona/.