Some writers are entirely dismissive of Twitter. Will Self recently called it “a waste of time and talent” while Jonathan Franzen has said “Twitter is unspeakably irritating…the ultimate irresponsible medium”. He has no time for Facebook either although the New Yorker did use Facebook to give fans exclusive access to one of Franzen’s stories.
The disdain held by some hasn’t stopped others and pullitzer prize-winning author Jennifer Egan has released an 8,500 short story on Twitter, called ‘Black Box’, in a serialisation experiment with the New Yorker’s fiction Twitter account @NYerFiction. Read More