Fiction about the internet fumbles toward eloquence
To write fiction about "the Internet" risks making it seem monolithic. But that doesn't mean that novelists can ignore it.
Andy Carvin tweeted the Arab Spring. He still missed something by not being there.
Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there. His triumphalist online-journalism memoir makes it clear that he missed a lot along the way.