Using Twitter for long-form stories

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[[UPDATE]] So this was later confirmed as a mostly true story and now this is becoming a movie.

I think this story is about 3,000 words? It’s 155 Twitter posts. This is an interesting new way to try to offer fiction. I would be surprised if this caught on, but everything about Twitter has surprised me so far. It’s seems like an awkward way to read a story, but sometimes people eat more chocolate if they are offered tiny pieces of chocolate (think M&Ms) than if they were offered a big chocolate bar, so perhaps that is true for fiction as well — maybe people will read more of it if they can read it in tiny bites.