Atwood/Munro Selfies Justify Twitter’s Existence


Let’s all take a moment to appreciate that Twitter has realized its true purpose, achieving an all-time high point in social-media history—and, indeed, in human civilization—with one stunning development: Margaret Atwood’s adorable selfies of her and Alice Munro celebrating Munro’s Nobel win.

In a followup tweet, Atwood told followers that she “passed all T-pal congratulations+goodwill to #AliceMunro,” who responded with thanks and the words “Oh yes. You do That Thing.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →