The Atlantic is launching a book club – called 1Book140 – that will have discussions about each book on Twitter. 1Book140 is actually the latest form of a social networking based book club that Jeff Howe – an author and professor at Northeastern University – started when he was contributing to Wired.
On June 1st, anyone who wants to join in the discussion of The Blind Assassin can use the hashtag #1Book140 on Twitter, but the conversation will also carry over on The Atlantic’s website, Tumblr and Facebook. According to Mashable, Howe will also be posting articles on The Atlantic’s website connecting the various conversations.
This is a pretty cool idea, but isn’t the best part about a book club the personal interaction? We’re asking because we really don’t know – we’ve never belonged to one. And that’s not because we don’t read, it’s because we don’t like people. Kidding! People who agree with whatever we say are great.