But, I'm back to it. As a part of the new media program, we are asked to point out a notable bit of news related to new media tech. Dr. Shamp always does a great job on his blog.
This week I came across a unique idea courtesy of the New York Times. Are you one of the many addicted to Twitter? Well, if you're not, maybe this will get you interested... A few authors have thrown out the traditional pen and paper for mobile phone/keyboard and started typing their novels in real time, just 140 characters at a time.
One author has been using Twitter to write a real-time thriller for the past two month. Enter the "Twiller."
It's about a man who wakes up in the mountains of Colorado, suffering from amnesia, with a haunting feeling he is a murderer. In possession of only a cellphone that lets him Twitter, he uses the phone to tell his story of self-discovery. Think Memento on a mobile phone, with the occasional emoticon.Clever idea. What are some other creative ways to use Twitter?