The New Yorker is planning to tweet an entire 8,500 word short story from their New Yorker Fiction account . . . Because sending out 8,500 words through a service that caps messages at 140 characters will be a hefty and obnoxious undertaking, The New Yorker will be tweeting the story over a span of ten days, starting tonight. The New Yorker will begin tweeting at 8 p.m. EST, unleashing one tweet per minute until 9 p.m. EST.