Monday, June 7, 2010 |
For Edmontonian Marc MacKenzie, the accolade may be short, but it is most definitely sweet. MacKenzie is the writer of the world's most beautiful tweet, according to a competition he entered and won at this year's Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in Wales.
Acclaimed British actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry judged the competition. Fry is also an avid Twitter user, with over 1.5 million followers.
A medical physicist, MacKenzie spends most of his days writing policy documents and memos. He first joined Twitter after being encouraged by friends who enjoyed his status updates on Facebook.
MacKenzie entered 35 tweets in the competition. The winning tweet was "I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it."
This isn't the first time MacKenzie has offered his tweets up for judgment. Earlier this year, he was a finalist in CBC Radio's Canada Writes. Over the course of the competition, MacKenzie put his blogging, tweeting and rapid-fire writing skills to the test.
Find out more about Canada Writes, and read MacKenzie's bio and original entry after the jump.