Twitterchat wrapup: #egoreads
The #egoread Twitterchat covered a wide spectrum of subject areas. Sports people, social media, food, games, history, politics and poetry. Music, memoirs games and lots of books- fiction and non fiction. There are documentaries, websites and television shows to explore.
So, what is an egoread?
#egoread is the story of one person’s self (or even a place) that is shared in more ways than we might expect.
#egoread opens a door and lets the reader take a peek inside to a world they’re unfamiliar with but isn’t constrained by medium.
#egoread is more than a simple biography, it includes poetry, history, fiction, music, twitter, FB, YouTube, games, movies. All mentioned in this months discussion.
Our own sense of self / identity is an #egoread what makes up all the bits that are me? not just physical but material as well.
Areas of discussion included:
- Is youtube the ultimate egoread?
- Add Facebook, and… twitter to that. Response: Social media does document personal lives…
- Cats: Cats! Lolcats, internet cats, calendar cats…here’s the Nyan cat http://ow.ly/qhbxs and a Maru wink… http://bit.ly/16Idfqa
- Royalty but are they #egoread of their promotion or others promoting them? @helenc
- How do Libraries catalogue their biographies? In so many ways: separately from other books, interfiled, with like topics to enrich a subject area… or stickers and psychic ability to find and shelve?!
- Celebrity tweets: “Celebrity tweets. Just like a biography only instantaneous” @vaveros
- Re-tweets, who is followed, including authors of course. Don’t you love being re-tweeted or getting a reply from a celebrity?
- True crime- without the glorification please! Ned Kelly, Squizzy TaylorUnderbelly? Bangalow Forest? Chopper Read?
- Lance Armstrong: Should he be moved from biographies to another section, such as fiction or fantasy?
- Poetry: Henry Lawson, A B Paterson, C. J Dennis and Edgar Allen Poe.
- Oral history collections in Libraries- rich source of #egoreads.
- Final question: “Does anybody else put off finishing bios because you know you’ll feel sad when the subject dies in the end?” @vaveros .
You can read the whole Twitterchat discussion on Readwatchplay Storify.
The theme for November is #moreads.
There will be a twitter discussion 8.00pm (AEDT) 26 November to discuss #moread, and 9.00pm New Zealand Summer Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Time. Note : this is a staggered start to the discussion.
Use the tags #moread and #rwpchat so others can join the discussion with you – and use them in whatever social media you like.