Atwood in the Twittersphere by Margaret Atwood | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books
Posted: March 30, 2010 Filed under: arts
from the page:
Anyway, there I was, back in 2009, building the site, with the aid of the jolly retainers over at Scott Thornley + Company. They were plying me with oatmeal cookies, showing me wonderful pictures, and telling me what to do. “You have to have a Twitter feed on your Web site,” they said. “A what?,” I said, innocent as an egg unboiled. To paraphrase Wordsworth: What should I know of Twitter? — barely even heard of it. I thought it was for kiddies.
But nothing ventured, no brain drained. I plunged in, and set up a Twitter account. My first problem was that there were already two Margaret Atwoods on Twitter, one of them with my picture. This grew; I gave commands; then all other Margaret Atwoods stopped together. I like to think they were sent to a nunnery, but in any case they disappeared. The Twitterpolice had got them. I felt a bit guilty.