Kittens and Twitterature


The results of last Friday’s adorable cats poll are in, and it’s looking like a landslide for Professor Spraggles, Futurecat, who took a whopping 47% of the vote. Truly, that cat is the future of cuteness. Of course, we might have tipped the odds in the Professor’s favor by singling him out with a still photo (and an amazing name), but what choice did we have? He was unavailable for filming at the time of the video shoot. Second place was Lo with a respectable 21% of the vote, and last place, with a heartrending 0%, was Mia. Will no one love you, little Mia? We think you’re adorable. Yes we do. Thanks to everyone who voted; the next poll will have a movie theme in honor of our 80 Years of the Oscar volume—and a contest to go along with it!

One final Friday note: we are now officially on Twitter, having realized that just about the entire publishing community (and much of the general reading community) was there already. To be honest, we find the entire concept of “microblogging” slightly absurd, and the word itself teeth-grindingly annoying. The real answer to Twitter’s famous prompt, “What are you doing right now?” is always the same—”Sitting at my computer, posting on Twitter”—forcing the Twitterer to ask serious questions about his or her life that one might otherwise wish to avoid. Still, there’s no arguing with popularity in this business, and our Twitterary offerings will at least keep our readers exceedingly well informed about upcoming Abbeville events, noteworthy posts on this site, and so on. Now if you’ll excuse us, having finished blogging about Twitter, we are about to go Twitter about blogging. And then go stare in the mirror and sigh.


Filed under Media, Polls

2 responses to “Kittens and Twitterature

  1. bradleyrobb

    Welcome to the Twittah. My piece of advice would be not to think of it as microblogging, but rather as a new communications medium in which you must choose your words carefully.

  2. abbeville

    We always choose our words carefully, but you’re right: the constraints of the Twitter form could allow us to chisel our lapidary prose to an even greater precision. We feel better already–thanks!

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