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Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Atwood’

Literary Legend Margaret Atwood Thinks Twitter Boosts Literacy

Writing is writing, even when it’s short, says Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood.

Speaking downtown Toronto at the nextMEDIA conference on Monday, Atwood proclaimed that we should celebrate Twitter and other internet-based communications as drivers of literacy rather than something to be dismissed.
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Canadians Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Their Politicians On Twitter

There are many things that people rant about on Twitter. For some it’s about the inauthentic “Italian” that they had last night in the Bowery and for others it’s complaints about who lost on any number of the current round of reality shows. But nothing really beats the impassioned pleas of folks who have a particular view of a political situation or person and the dialogue that occurs afterwards. Sometimes those passionate pleas even make it onto the nightly news.
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