Emma’s Twit­ter lessons for Woody

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Ac­tor Emma Stone (far right) taught vet­eran di­rec­tor

Woody Allen (right) how to use Twit­ter and un­wit­tingly used one of his own lines as an ex­am­ple of a good post on the mi­cro-blog­ging site.

The 26-year-old was asked about the mi­croblog­ging site by the Ir­ra­tional Man di­rec­tor, and the quote she chose to il­lus­trate how the so­cial media out­let works turned out to be one of his own, re­ports fe­male­first.co.uk.

She says, “He asked me what Twit­ter is. I had to ex­plain it to him. “It’s 140 char­ac­ters, you have to write these sen­tences. I don’t re­ally un­der­stand the point un­less you are a mu­si­cian advertising a gig or you are co­me­dian do­ing one lin­ers,” she says.

When Allen, 79, asked for a “good ex­am­ple” of a Twit­ter post, Stone went to the ac­count of Joyce Carol Oates af­ter the film­maker said he knew it per­son­ally, and read out her post: “Tragedy plus time equals com­edy”.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bird­man star, the ac­tor-di­rec­tor replied: “That’s my line. We said it about forty times. I don’t think she in­ten­tion­ally stole my line, maybe she just re­mem­bered. But it is very funny. I see the point I see.”

And Stone be­lieves that her ex­am­ple was taken from Allen’s 1989 film Crimes and Mis­de­meanors just proved the ec­cen­tric star should open an ac­count on the site.

“My only ex­am­ple was his own quote. That’s prob­a­bly another rea­son why he should be on Twit­ter,” she says.

PHOTO: ABY BAKER/GETTY IM­AGES

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