Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Catty twittering

Sam was brushing her hair when the girl in the mirror put down the hairbrush, smiled and said, "We don't love you anymore."

Take it from there.

This was the first line in a collaborative story begun by Neil Gaiman that continued one Tweet at a time by about 100 contributors over the course of 8 days until a 1000 tweets were collected. Intended as an experiment, it was edited on the fly and released as a audiobook at Audible.(free if you sign up for a trial membership, $2.79 otherwise, 99 cents on iTunes).

You can also read the retweets on the BBC blog. Scroll down to the Monday, October 12, 2009post.(The posts aren't linked to each other which is a bit of a pain. As it says on each page, read the tweets from the bottom up.)

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