Monday, June 7, 2010

"Most Beautiful Tweet" crowned at UK's Hay Festival

The “most beautiful tweet ever tweeted” was announced at the Hay Festival, which ended yesterday, 6 June. The UK literary festival introduced the award this year, with Stephen Fry (a prolific Twitter-er with more than one and a half million followers) judging the entries.

The winning entry, by Canadian Marc MacKenzie, read: “I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it’ll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it.”

Entries were judged according to a variety of criteria including the most eloquent, most evocative or the best pun.

MacKenzie, a medical physicist, is not new to social media; he claims to be “a very early Facebook adopter”, reports CNN.

“I admire the form,” he said to CNN about Twitter. “It’s like a Web 2.0 haiku. I like the challenge of Twitter-- if brevity is the soul of wit, forcing the compacting for a humorous idea into 140 characters encourages economy and getting to the essence of what you want to say.”

Source: Design Taxi

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