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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

#1b1t

First off, what the heck is #1b1t ?

According to Dr. Idlan, it stands for One Book One Twitter. Idlan is my junior back in my high school, Sekolah Tun Fatimah and she happens to be my reference point for anything nerdy and intellectual. hahaha!

I have been intrigued by her tweets recently about the hashtag #1b1t and was enlightened today through her her post . Any chance to do something good and engaging in cyberspace. I am all ears! :) (Plus to proof that I am not too much of a bimbo! hahah!)

In Idlan's words:
In sum, the project is about getting everyone on Twitter to read one book over 2 months and discussing it, using the #1b1t hashtags to identify content. The book that has been chosen for the project is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods; which is not surprising given Gaiman’s (@neilhimself) popularity among tweeple.

The first thing you need to do is get your hands on a copy of Gaiman's American Gods. Then, follow @1b1t2010 for updates and to add the #1b1t to your tweets for discussion of contents. To ensure that there is some structure to the whole project, also read the discussion reading schedule. In essence, it is an 8week project, starting from May 5th 2010 and by the week of June 23rd, those who are in the project would have already completed the entire book. It's still not too late, people. Here's the schedule!

Week 1 : May 5-11
Caveat, Warning for Travelers
Epigraph
Discuss Chapters 1, 2, & 3

Week 2 : May 12-18
Discuss Chapters 4, 5, 6

Week 3 : May 19-25
Discuss Chapters 7, & 8

Week 4 : May 26-June 1
Discuss Chapters 9, 10, & 11

Week 5 : June 2-8
Discuss Chapters 12, & 13

Week 6 : June 9-15
Discuss Chapters 14, 15, & 16

Week 7 : June 16-22
Discuss Chapters 17, 18, & 19

Week 8 : June 23-30
Discuss Chapter 20 and Postscript

There's another link that you should be aware of, called the One Book, One Twitter: The Lab Notes. Additional notes and the how tos will be posted here. For example how to go about with the hashtags once the discussion is underway. It's a page so that there are rules for us to follow and that everyone have the same understanding.

This is what I picked up from the Lab Notes:
We have established an official system of hashmarks.
It goes like this:

#1b1t: General Discussion

#1b1t_1c: Discussion of Chapter 1 (and prologue material)

#1b1t_2c: Discussion of Chapter 2

... and on until we hit Chapter 19.

For all you tweeple out there, come on, let's join in the bandwagon! Happy reading!!

-dillz blogging out-

9 comments:

toughcookie said...

tagged you back!! hehe...

here

D.N.A.S said...

Best ke American Gods tu?
(saya baca Chic Lit je... hehehe. Negative betul..)

Larawannabe said...

Woah, macam assignment but interesting. I'd join in but my new sem starting in 2 weeks la pulak.

NORA ANSHAR said...

sounds like a lot of work la. terasa malas la pulak, boleh?

flowerella said...

saya agak blurrrrr.....maybe kena baca balik utk kali ke 3..

Idlan said...

great. i get called nerdy by someone who was admitted to Cambridge. LOL.

dillazag said...

toughcookie,
so sweet la you . dapat sunshine award lah pulak. hahahahaha

DNAS,
Saya tak tahu best ke tak. tapi Idlan dah baca (banyak kali?) In my attempt to proof myself less of a bimbo , saya akan TRY!!!! :)

dillazag said...

Lara,
Itu adalah alasan semata. hihihihihi
Buat jadi night read lah babe. I don't even know what genre this book is. Tapi, bantai je lah.. Anything in the name of trend! hahahahaha

Noresh,
Any reason is acceptable for you. Ko pregnant. Just blame it on the hormones. :)

dillazag said...

flowerella,
get the book. follow that thing on twitter. know the schedule. then start discussing. :)

Idlan,
Admitted is the perfect word! hahahahahaha