New York Magazine Proclaims, Twitter Is The Hot Web Company Right Nowthe Next Big Thing The New York Times Calls It One Of The Fastest Growing Phenomena On The Internet Time Magazine Claims Twitter Is On Its Way To Becoming The Next Killer App And Newsweek Notes That Suddenly, It Seems As Though All The World S A Twitter Since Its Creation In March , Twitter Has Unleashed A Torrent Of Self Expression From Its Six Million Members Around The World, Who Send And Read Each Others Tweets, Messages Up To Characters In Length Friends Use The Site To Make Plans Relatives Use It To Stay Connected Politicians Use It To Lobby For Votes And Humorists Use It To Perfect Their Craft In Fact, Twitter Users Have Reinvented The Classic Medium Of The Witticism In A Site Where Anyone Can Be A Dorothy Parker Or An Oscar WildeTwitter Wit Is The First Compilation Of Twitter Aphorisms, With Submissions Ranging From Quotidian Vignettes Like I Bet In Sweden The Ikea Instructions Are In English To Bumper Sticker Type Quips Like I Think The Bird Of Love Is The Dove My Husband Thinks It S The Swallow, And Contributors Ranging From Celebrities Like Shaquille O Neal, Jimmy Fallon, Penn Jillette, John Cleese, And Steven Fry To Regular People With Previously Unappreciated Sharp Tongues Featuring A Foreword By Twitter Co Founder Biz Stone, This Authorized Anthology Of The Thousand Most Most Clever And Memorable Tweets Relates The Diversity Of Human Experience In Hilarious Bite Sized Pieces Revu in 140 chars or less Meh I can t give a completely unbiased review, because I m in the book, but I can say that this is a great one to pick up when you just want a quick laugh, and is also really fun to read all of the way through Some of the funniest people on Twitter don t have millions of followers, or even thousands, and I think if people bothered look for and follow these everyday wits then they wouldn t complain that Twitter is just Ashton and Demi talking about their favorite types of sandwiches This is a great way to see what s out there and see what people have done with 140 characters. 2.5 This was totally meh Some were funny, most didn t make sense and the others were just offensive I didn t really enjoy this The only redeemable quality was that there were some good ones in the mix though they weren t the majority. come ON mrpenguino amazing Amazing inspired set of quotes Taken from multiple sources A pure joy to read. SUMMARY New York Magazine proclaims, Twitter is the hot web company right nowthe Next Big Thing the New York Times calls it one of the fastest growing phenomena on the Internet Time magazine claims Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app and Newsweek notes that Suddenly, it seems as though all the world s a twitter Since its creation in March 2006, Twitter has unleashed a torrent of self expression from its six million members around the world, who send and read each others tweets, messages up to 140 characters in length Friends use the site to make plans relatives use it to stay connected politicians use it to lobby for votes and humorists use it to perfect their craft In fact, Twitter users have reinvented the classic medium of the witticism in a site where anyone can be a Dorothy Parker or an Oscar Wilde Twitter Wit is the first compilation of Twitter aphorisms, with submissions ranging from quotidian vignettes like I bet in Sweden the Ikea instructions are in English to bumper sticker type quips like I think the bird of love is the dove My husband thinks it s the swallow, and contributors ranging from celebrities like Shaquille O Neal, Jimmy Fallon, Penn Jillette, John Cleese, and Steven Fry to regular people with previously unappreciated sharp tongues Featuring a foreword by Twitter co founder Biz Stone, this authorized anthology of the thousand most most clever and memorable tweets relates the diversity of human experience in hilarious bite sized pieces. A best of compilation of funny Tweets I d write , but am pretty sure it would be than the allotted 140 characters 3 stars Good for distraction reading. I read this on the porch swing on a cool evening when the house got too warm for me The door was left open so the dogs could come and go Halfway through I went back inside and my father immediately asked what I had been laughing at The mark of a good humor book for me is if it actually makes me laugh out loud, regardless if there s anyone around to look in askance at me As typical of compilations, I didn t get or find every tweet humorous but the majority tickled my funny bone Thus I easily recommend this as a quick read or a bathroom book to read in short spans of time I would recommend Justin Halpern s Sh T My Dad Says first for twitter fun but this is a good 2nd place.I read an epub version via library loan in the Overdrive system and the formatting was off which made it a little difficult to read properly Be forewarned if you obtain this in the same way.
- 162 pages
- Twitter Wit: Brillance in 140 Characters or Less
- Nick Douglas
- 01 August 2018 Nick Douglas