Poll: Stephen Fry's most beautiful tweet – is it really that beautiful?
So in what is admittedly a rather silly competition, Stephen Fry has chosen one tweet as The Most Beautiful Tweet in a contest sponsored by the Hay Festival.
That tweet of resounding beauty? It was by a Canadian called Marc McKenzie and it went:
“I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it’ll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but that to me that is more of a witty but slightly pessimistic take on the noble human aim of trying to change the world rather than 140 characters of resounding beauty. More lols than lovely.
But then this Mr MacKenzie is obviously a tweeter of accomplishments, he has previously been short-listed in a national competition in Canada for the best tweet. (There’s a country that appreciates Twitter.)
What do you think? Is this tweet beautiful?
Comments are closed.
Oh Marc, hello. sorry about the missing “a”. Oh well, ahem, nice to have a distinguished tweeter commenting..
Re “he has previously been short-listed in a national competition in Canada for the best tweet. (There’s a country that appreciates Twitter.)”
Just wanted to mention that Canada Writes, the competition in question, is not — as some of the media put it– actually about tweets but rather writing in a variety of popular writing categories in one hour or one minute.
Nice article, Anna, and love the poll but small correction — I believe the last name is spelled MacKenzie.
— an unbiased third party