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Twitter: Author Curtis Sittenfeld on Embracing Social Media

2006 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sends the first tweet on March 21.

The truth is that I joined Twitter because of Judy Blume. It was September 2012, and Blume had just tweeted for the second time that she was a fan of my work. (Yes, I’m name-dropping here, but if Blume announced twice that she liked your writing, wouldn’t you?) I wanted to acknowledge these compliments, and the simplest way to do so seemed to be by signing up.