After I had my project workshopped on Thursday, I rethought about my purpose. Initially, my purpose was to use my fake author’s Twitter account to introduce my audience to postmodernism. But after the feedback I received in class, and after I thought about it more, I came to the conclusion that my Twitter’s purpose is to be just that, a Twitter.
I don’t think it’s necessary for my fake author to take on the responsibility of explaining postmodernism and all of its complexities. I think it is enough to use Twitter as a way to play with the genre. This way, even if my audience doesn’t full grasp postmodernism, they can still appreciate the tweets for what they are: little clever, confusing statements.
That being said, I also want to develop the Twitter account so that it mirrors an actual account. I’ve started to space out my tweets, reply to people, and add links and photos. The most challenging aspect of my edited project is finding tweets that I can retweet. There really isn’t a whole lot about postmodernism out there on Twitter. But I have managed to find some tweets referencing the genre.
Moving forward, I’m working on developing my timeline so that it’s dynamic and interesting. I’m tweeting several things a day, and by the end of this week I hope to have everything I want up on the account.
My thought is that when my audience views this Twitter, they’ll be introduced to postmodernism, and they’ll be inclined to click on the links I tweet or to do some Googling on their own.