Think social media is just for big businesses? Of course, it’s not. As can be attested by two young freshmen from University of Chicago, Alex Aciman and Emmett Rensin, with one great idea and just one social media platform, Twitter in their case, you can not only do something really cool but even get sure money from it.
Alex Aciman and Emmett Rensin have signed a book deal with Penguin Books to rewrite 75 classic novels and plays as “Twitterature.” Twitterature, according to MediaLiteracy, “Twitterature is an amalgam of the words Twitter and Literature. Classic literature takes a great deal of time and concentration to read and digest. Twitter posts, called tweets, consist of 140 characters or less, making them short, concise, and fast reads.”
According to Emmet Rensin their work is “ like [CliffsNotes], but funnier — it reflects the narcissistic nature of Twitter.” Students should be really happy about this. In all honesty I was able to get by several times thanks to CliffNotes, now it’ll be even easier for non-readers to read. Of course, your prof can just make it a point to read the Twitterature version and ask anything that isn’t there. Whatever happens to students this the point is that this new development is just one more proof to the testament of how much social media is spurring things to change.