Austen, and particularly Pride and Prejudice, aficionados who wish to read the rest - yes, there's more... - should click HERE. For the record, the only social media with which I engage is Facebook, and I mostly play Scrabble and post links to my blog there, but I am familiar with other forms. I don't think you have to know them intimately to find this absolutely hilarious!
Pride and TwitterverseTheRealJaneAusten:
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife.
A Mr Bingley--worth 50,000 followers a year--has joined Twitter! He's brought a friend, Mr Darcy--worth 100,000 followers a year! Pls RT
@JaneB @LizzyB @MaryBsaphorisms @KittyB @LydiaB I will have one of you girls married into internet fame yet. Just you wait.
LizzyB:@MrsB But mother, I think we can pull ourselves up by our dooce-straps just fine.
Blogcasting: How to find husbands for your daughters: http://tinyurl/momblog Now with free giveaway from our Etsy embroidery shop. Pls RT
@JaneB If I could love a man who would love me enough to take me for a mere 50 followers, I should be well pleased...
@JaneB ...but such a man wouldn’t be sensible & I could never love a man who was out of his twits. LOL
Oh @LizzyB, it is my ardent wish to marry 4 love. Love, respect AND dual laptops would be most agreeable. #iamdullbutpretty
CubicleSurfer:Does anyone know what #Bingley is and why it’s suddenly the no. 1 trending topic?
@CubicleSurfer I think #Bingley’s a he and I’m pretty sure he just died.
@CubicleSurfer @BoredInTheBurbs No, I’m pretty sure #Bingley’s the new Idol. That doesn’t explain why he’s the no. 1 trending topic, tho.
It behooves us all to resist the temptation of #Idol chatter
I can’t believe I lost 5 followers with that last Tweet. What’s WRONG with you people?
LydiaB:@JaneB @LizzyB @MaryBsaphorisms @KittyB There's going to be a dance!!! Squeeee!!! I won't sit down all night.
@LizzyB @MaryBsaphorisms @KittyB @LydiaB Do any of you know what you're wearing to the dance? I was thinking virginal white.
@JaneB @LizzyB @MaryBsaphorisms @KittyB What I wouldn't give for this: http://tiny.cc/S6s7h & a pair of Jimmy Choos. It’s positively #Bella.
KittyB:@LydiaB No fair! You stole that URL from MY del.icio.us. #sisterfail
@KittyB del.icio.us? Are you kidding me? How positively 2007. #epicsisterfail
MaryBsAphorisms:@JaneB @LizzyB @KittyB @LydiaB I confess a dance has few charms for me—I should infinitely prefer a modest Christian blog.
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@Darcy I can hardly wait to dance with @JaneB. She is the most capital girl I have ever met. #loveat1stsight
@Bingley Any savage can dance. #proofofmysuperiority
@Darcy JaneB's sister, Lizzy is pretty. You could dance with her. It would be capital fun.
@Bingley She's tolerable, but she is not handsome enough to tempt me. Also: could you stop saying "capital" so much? #abovemypeers
@CharlotteL RT @D*rcy "She is tolerable. But she is not handsome enough to tempt me." #twitteratiRtwats #takeyrtweetsprivatefool
@JaneB @MrsB I may safely promise you never to dance with Mr. D*rcy.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Pride and Prejudice via social media
I just found the funniest thing.... Have been out at a concert, followed by dinner with DB (we need to get out more, this is the first time in ages) and he's now out ferrying Sixteen's girlfriend home, and I'm home alone for a little bit, blog-surfing ... and have a look at this: