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October 2, 2010 / Mike Biggs

How Twitter Is Like African Tribal Drums | Margaret Atwood | Big Think

From bigthink.com:

Question: What do you make of the need to perform one’s life on Twitter and Facebook?

Margaret Atwood: Well it is just an extension of the diary.  And there is a wonderful book called, “The Assassin’s Cloak,” which takes diary entries from all centuries and arranges them according to day of the year.  So you can turn to January the 1st and there will be an entry from Lord Byron, and there will be one from somebody during World War II, and there will be one from Brian Eno.  And then on January 2, there will be somebody else.

Read the full article, and WATCH THE VIDEO How Twitter Is Like African Tribal Drums | Margaret Atwood | Big Think.

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