Last Thursday, October 26th, was not a good day for AAR. By the day’s end, many on Twitter—romance authors among them—had tweeted and retweeted accusations that AAR and its readers are racist, sexist, and ablest. […]
Earlier this week, the Twitter hashtag #5WordRomanceNovel was trending. People took to the social media platform to try their hand at micro storytelling. The results were both sweet, funny, dirty, or downright self-promotion as many companies used the trend to push their brand. Such an abbreviated formatted let me see how different Twitter users viewed romance. There were famous quotes from literature, plenty of talk about men doing housework, and an overwhelming love of pizza. I collected just a handful of tweets from this trend that I enjoyed.
Let’s get the pizza love out of the way first.
— Nicole (@sweetpoke) March 31, 2016
Man, the Interwebs certainly has changed our lives since Al Gore got the idea all those years ago.
Now with Twitter and FaceBook, people know where you are. Every day. All the time.
They know what you’re doing, what you’re not doing, and what you should be doing. And, unless you’re fabricating a w-a-a-a-a-y more interesting life than you really have (and it happens right here in Romanceland, I believe) they know when you’re not exercising, not working, not sleeping, and not getting any.
We all make cute quips, witty observations, and seriously profound profundities. All in 140 characters or less.