A couple weeks ago, author Jonathan Franzen had the nerve to call Twitter “unspeakably irritating.” Twitter “stands for everything I oppose,” he said after a reading at Tulane University in New Orleans. “It’s hard to cite facts or create an argument in 140 characters. . . . It’s the ultimate irresponsible medium. People I care about are readers . . . particularly serious readers and writers, these are my people. And we do not like to yak about ourselves.”
These comments irked many Tweeters, who weren’t about to take them sitting down. Or they were going to take them sitting down, but not without lobbing a hashtag at Franzen. So the author has since gotten some hate tweets on #JonathanFranzenHates.