On tweeting about Wendell Berry
14 May 2018
Seeing quotations from Wendell Berry and advertisements for his work on Twitter is as jarring as imagining Burley Coulter spraying Jayber Crow from a Ski-Doo upon his return to Port William. A localist does not have to be a Wendell Berry fundamentalist to see that this is a problem. I will admit to dark visions of starting a fakeWendellBerry Twitter account and trolling anyone that posts about him on Twitter with Marshall McLuhan’s #YouKnowNothingOfMyWork!, but that seems counterproductive.
Read all of "Stop Talking about Wendell Berry on Twitter" by Matt Stewart at Front Porch Republic.
Read "The Irony of Twitter," a response by Jake Meador at FPR.
Ben Sixsmith offers some positive approaches to the use of Twitter in "Talking about Wendell Berry on Twitter" at FPR.
Read "Big Other is Watching. Hallelu!" by Eric Miller at FPR.
Read "Alone Together on the Internet" by Tara Anne Thieke at FPR.
Read "In Praise of Boredom" by Robert Moore-Jumonville at FPR.
Read "What Tolkien Can Teach Us About Twitter" by L. M. Sacasas at FPR.
Read "Marginalia" by Jeff Bilbro at FPR.
Read "Sparking Little Platoons" by Gracy Olmstead at FPR
Read "The Bar Jester Goes Off (While Putatively Responding to Matt Stewart)" by Jason Peters at FPR
Read "A Digital Relation to the Universe" by Matt Stewart at FPR
See John Fea's response, "Actually, Matt Stewart, you DO have 'to be a Wendell Berry fundamentalist' to believe those who use social media are delusional" (the substance of which is mostly contained in its title). Read the Comments there for a bit more and a response from Matt Stewart. Also, a followup by John Fea, "Another Post About People Who Tweet About Wendell Berry" (22 May 2018).
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