"A page tweeter." – Evan Williams
"Like Twitter, but on paper." – Jack Dorsey
"So many characters, and yet so little characterization." – Biz Stone
"Shaqulous." – @The_Real_Shaq
Yes, these are some of the reviews I'd love to get for my new book.
Oh, did I not mention I was published? It's quite the achievement. See, what I did was I tweeted a lot, a few thousand times even, over a few years. Then I went to 140bio.com and entered my Twitter name, and then from there logged in to PayPal. I paid all of $18.99, and a week later, a book arrived with 3,200 of my tweets, and some other personalization.
The book itself is a marvel for what it doesn't have:
- A plot
- Any real reason to exist
It does have paper though. And a lot of words. And, if I averaged 110 characters a tweet (really rough guess), it has over 350,000 characters.
It also has a record of most of my tweets. It just missed the first few of mine. To think if I found the site a month or two earlier, or I had tweeted just a bit less, it would have captured them all. But I do have almost all of it.
And I have a fun novelty for the office.
And a great gift idea, which I've already sent to someone I know who will get a kick out of it.
It's not a tour de force, and I'm not sure how well it will do on Amazon's charts. I won't even read the thing. But still, it's one of the best books I've bought in a long time.