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Entire Novels on Twitter – Starting with Moby-Dick


Dan Coulter created a robotic feed that tweeted automatically 140 characters from Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick every hour. This is an interesting concept that remind me of when novels used to popularly come in “episodes” on newspapers with cliffhangers making the readers “stay tuned for scenes of the next episode”…

More detail on the story can be found on Sea-Fever’s blog post and other places around the Web, of course.

An interesting idea would also be, instead of spilling out the entire novel, to actually ADAPT them to the Twitter/SMS dialog format. But I guess that is yet to come.

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