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'I'll tweet my story of living with HIV'

While my colleagues Joel Achenbach and Brigid Schulte were talking about narrative writing in a Twitter world, I was catching up on a riveting narrative that unfolded on Twitter at the start of the month.

Chris MacDonald-Dennis, the dean of intercultural affairs at Bryn Mawr College, decided to share his story of being HIV-positive on World AIDS Day. He did so roughly 140 characters at a time on his Twitter stream, and the result was personal and powerful -- and totally public.

My former colleague Jose Antonio Vargas put together a transcript of the tweets on Huffington Post. Worth reading -- and proof that narratives and Twitter are not mutually exclusive.

By J. Freedom du Lac  | December 15, 2009; 7:55 AM ET
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