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Why twitter is awesome

The other day, Austin Kleon tweeted:

This was a promotion for his new book Steal Like An Artist, which is great by the way. So I retweeted, and a few days later I have a personalized1 newspaper blackout:

getting there

Amazing. It's pretty incredible to me that I can buy a book, and a few days later get a piece of personalized art from the author. I can't think of a time it's been so easy to connect with the people whose work you admire.

1I use personalize loosely here. Austin doesn't know me, and wasn't thinking about who I am as a person when he made it. Though I did think "getting there" felt strangely appropriate.