The First Few Days of 1book140

1book140_icon.JPG Last Wednesday thousands of people from around the world started reading and discussing Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin. According to BookHashTags (a service that allows you to follow book chatter throughout the Twitterverse) readers have written over 700 tweets analyzing, criticizing, and otherwise scrutinizing our inaugural 1book140 selection. I call this a resounding success.

Here's a look at what some followers have been saying:

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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