15.6.11

Facebook and Original Writing

How technology is shaping the way we think, and write
Lisa Lebduska ponders whether Facebook is spoiling a new generation of writers, but not for the reasons you might expect: 'The real threat posed by Facebook is not that it ruins writers' ability to punctuate or encourages them to replace words with pictures. The problem with Facebook is that it nurtures one of writing teachers' greatest foes -- the teenage fantasy that writers write only to themselves and to those who are just like them.' [Read More]