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Rex Sorgatz

The Grey Album is less great in retrospect

apr 18
2009

Tumblr Books

From Jenna's NYT story about blog books: "But the latest frenzy is over books that take the lazy, Tom Sawyer approach to authorship. The creators come up with a goofy or witty idea, put it up on a simple platform like Twitter and Tumblr, and wait for contributors to provide all of the content. The authors put their energy into publicizing the sites and compiling the best material."

1 comment

The author makes a very interesting point about books and blogs. I wonder about today's Tom Sawyer blogs. What you say about their company is what you say about society. Catch the mist, catch the myth, catch the mystery, catch the grift.

I think you would enjoy Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home based on the Tumblr blog Postcards from Yo Momma.

posted by Y0 M0mma at 11:43 AM on April 18, 2009




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