One Book, One Twitter: World Summer Reading Twitter Project
Do you have that summer reading list in your hands already? What if you could expand your critical thinking skills in a different way, like sharing your thoughts about a classic novel — with the WORLD. With the “One Book, One Twitter” project started by Jeff Howe of Crowdsourcing – it’s possible!
In what will hopefully turn out to be an annual Twitter summer international reading book club, the One Book, One Twitter project could prove to be an awesome way for you to hone a few skills pre-college, like critical thinking, listening, and contributing something of value to a conversation — and ward off summer boredom in the process!
The 140 character limitations could help you learn how to organize and focus your thoughts, stop the rambling, and get to the point (crucial skills for college – and beyond)!
With the One Book, One Twitter project, the goal is to aim for a book with universal appeal, a book that not only has been translated into many languages but one that is also available for free, so you can participate without spending a dime! You know colleges will check out your online profiles anyway – why not give them something good to discover: a college bound student showing a definite interest in the written word.
Books currently topping the voting chart? Classics like American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 1984 by George Orwell, and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to name a small sample of the contenders! You can head on over and vote for your favorite before voting ends next week. Our only question is: Will the One Book, One Twitter project hashtag, #1b1t, serve to beat out Justin Beiber as a trending topic? We’ll be watching – and reading, of course! And, just think: if you enter (and win) our Apple iPad contest – you could be reading and participating using an iPad of your very own!
Special thanks to the Ruth A. Myers Library/ Ojibwe Archives Overview of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for bringing the One Book, One Twitter Project to our attention!