Oct 10

Is this the best tweet ever?

This blog has very occasionally been a shade grumpy about over-inflated claims being made for Twitter as the platform that will change journalism, society, the world, the universe and everything.

But sometimes short is beautiful, not to mention punchy and eloquent. Mario Vargas Llosa wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. His old enemy and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez simply tweets “cuentas iguales” – or, “we’re even”.

Very cool. If you want to know why this is the perfect commentary on the news of the prize, this wonderful piece from the Guardian books blog by Stuart Jeffries will fill in the story (hat-tip: Ollie Brock).