Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Essay in the NYTimes Book Review -- Dead Authors v. Living Authors on Facebook and Twitter

Originally titled "Who Will Tweet for Virginia Woolf?" this is a piece I wrote for The New York Times Book Review. Available online now, it will be printed on the back page of this Sunday's edition.

It's about how two pieces of data sent me on a headlong tear, comparing famous living authors and famous dead authors in the realm of social media. Famous dead authors on Facebook and Twitter, how do they stack up? What I found surprised me.

(Check out the image that goes with the piece -- some famous dead people tweets invented by folks at The New York Times.)