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Ashton Kutcher and David Pogue Publish Twitter Fans

kiran.jpgAccording to FishbowlLA, Twitter superstar Ashton Kutcher recently used the microblogging site to find a joke for an upcoming movie. What does this mean for writers?

Today on the Morning Media Menu AgencySpy co-editor Kiran Aditham discussed this new trend in Twitter writing–outsourcing snippets of writing to your followers. Earlier this year, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue used his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers to write a new book.

Click here to listen to the literary episode, which also discusses the new digital editorial post at HarperCollins. Aditham defended writers: “It’s pretty interesting that Kutcher is taking user-generated content to a different level. At the same time, the screenwriter must be kicking himself saying, ‘Was it that bad that he needs to solicit jokes from his fans?’ In one sense it’s compromising actual screenwriters.”

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