Monthly Archives: May 2012

Short and Tweet
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Which of the following quotations do you think would get the most RE-Tweets? “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams or “It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.” – Isaac Asimov Well, I suppose that depends on who’s reading your tweets and which one strikes them at that moment. But let’s say that the votes are 50/50. Now which one do you think people are more likely to re-tweet? I vote for the first. Here’s why: The first quote has 88 Characters and the second has 138. Clicking “re-tweet” automatically bumps the numbers up to 101 and 151 (respectively) with the “RT @GRBliss: ” that Twitter inserts to credit the original “tweeter”. Add a few more characters for hash tags – for example: #MyWANA #amwriting #coffee – and you’re now up to 129 and 179 characters. End result: One has too many characters for Twitter! Click the the “oops” photo sitting … Continue reading

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“I Write like…”
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Have you ever wondered if  you were destined to be a famous writer? Or, at least, what writers you would be compared to when you do become famous? I have. Lately, on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, I’ve seen a few posts that started with “I write like…” and I finally couldn’t take it anymore, so I clicked the link. It went to the website called (go figure) “I Write Like“. I also did a search for articles about the site and came up with more than I expected. A few examples are: Wikipedia “Unlikely Words” (Blog article) “The Guardian” (Under Culture/Books/Books Blog) Also listed (#5 in the search results!) was the post that prompted me to finally click to the site: Felicia Wetzig’s Google+ post about the site And a Q&A with the author of the software for the “I Write Like” site: A Q&A with the Creator of “I Write Like”: “The Algorithm is Not a Rocket Science” To quote the official “I Write Like” Facebook page: “I Write Like checks what famous writer you write like … Continue reading

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