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Iconic Author Joyce Carol Oates Equates Writing Tweets With Composing Poetry

In an interview with the Seattle Times, iconic American author Joyce Carol Oates had much to say about Twitter.

Despite her advanced age and her line of work – publishing books – Oates is a prolific tweeter with almost 34,000 followers.

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Amazon Launches @Author On Twitter, Connecting Readers To Writers

Those new to Twitter often see the authors they love as just a tweet away – but are soon disappointed at the lack of response to their 1001 questions, usually because said author is too inundated with a steady stream of @mentions to respond to any of them individually.

Amazon is trying to cut out the noise on Twitter and give readers a platform to connect to the authors they adore in a meaningful way. Announced on Thursday, Amazon’s @author program allows readers to tweet questions to authors using their Kindle – and actually get a response.
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