Is Twitter dumbing us down? Messaging via Twitter has been called tedious, mundane and often "TMI" (too much information). Though slides, video clips and discussion, the author, a media scholar and published Twitter novelist, explores of the power and potential of communicating through Twitter.
Among the topics examined are celebrity Tweets, marketing via Twitter and Twitter as an artistic medium. As an example of a growing effort by writers and artists to develop the creative potential of this new social medium, the author will read from Executive Severance, his fast, funny murder mystery composed entirely in Twitter. A Q&A session will complete the evening.