If Meryton had Facebook…

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6 comments on “If Meryton had Facebook…

  1. Dorothy W. says:

    That's great! I'm following you on twitter, by the way (using my real name). Isn't twitter fun?

  2. Sylvia says:

    I'm following you too, Dorothy! Yes, Twitter is fun and I can see it being very addictive. I don't plan to resist! πŸ˜‰

  3. Sylvia says:

    It's fun, isn't it, Inkslinger? Note that the “1,000,000 Strong Against the Officers Leaving Meryton!” group is real!

  4. Joseph says:

    Thanks to the idea about Facebooking Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, I came up with an idea. What if someone used Twitter to 'tweet' the short-message version of a novel? I am going to try it. At least I will start it. I have not given it too much thought, but the idea seems good so I am going with it. Since I planned to start reading A Farewell to Arms, it is the natural choice. Plus, it is written in the first person — ideal for sending tweets. I have no idea how long this will take, or how much detail I will go into, but if you subscribe to Twitter and follow me — Frederic Henry, the Twitter name I set up specifically for this project — you can get the short-but-still-sweet version of Hemingway's classic delivered to your desktop, mobile phone or PDA. (but please read the Twitter website for any applicable charges for receiving tweets on your mobile device)
    I googled 'twauthoring' and found nothing, so maybe this is the first time it has been done — I am not sure. Maybe it has been done and called something different, but I didn't see it listed in a long list of Twitter lingo. If you know of something similar, drop me a line and burst my bubble. I won't cry (much).

  5. Sylvia says:

    That's a fun idea, Joseph. I'm new to Twitter so I don't know if it's been done. I read the book so long ago that I've forgotten most of it so I'll be interested to see if your tweets help me recall the story. Good luck!

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