Tweeting The West Wing: Improvised character simulation

this continues to fascinate me… I love reading their tweets and actually found myself tweeting back to @donnatella_moss about the Hebrew meaning of her and @joshualyman ‘s new baby! https://twitter.com/donnatella_moss/status/352791677494251520
#themomentwhenyourealizeyouaretweetingwithfictionalcharacters

of course this is the totally wonky look at it. I’m just having fun with what must surely be the ultimate in fanfic, LOL

On/Off Screen

Together with my Birmingham City University colleague Jon Hickman I’ve been working on a project that explores a Twitter-based community of The West Wing fans. The fans are using Twitter accounts to represent TWW characters, so that Jed Bartlet, Josh Lyman, Donna Moss and many of their colleagues appear to have continued their lives in politics, even though Aaron Sorkin’s show was cancelled in 2006. Like so many other Twitter users, the characters tweet about their work, current affairs, pop culture and mundane everyday stuff, while having conversations with each other and with non-character accounts.

Our research is based on our observation of this output as well as interviews with nine fans who kindly gave up their time to answer our (many) questions. We are very grateful for their participation in our project, and for their willingness to reflect on their experiences. Over at The Plan, Jon…

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