Welcome to 140 Characters, the hub of our combined efforts to write, edit, publish and distribute a book about Twitter. Updates on our work, excerpts from the book and exclusive short form content will be published here by Dom & Adam. We’re not alone though. When we say, “our combined efforts” we’re talking about the community as well. Every tweet is a contribution to this book. The Book on Twitter has been created by you and is a collection of information collected by Adam and Dom over the last 3 years using Twitter, tens of thousands of tweets. Thank you for visiting and we are pleased to have you here. Subscribe to the RSS feed and stick around. This is going to be a wild ride!
Hi. My name is Adam Jackson. I was born in Central Florida in 1986. In my 22 years on this planet, I’ve driven a tractor trailer professionally, operated a tractor, acted as The Assistant Manager at an Apple Store, Configured my high school’s wireless network and LAN infrastructure, worked on enterprise server systems for SMBs and dabbled in photography / graphic design. I moved to San Francisco in June of 2008 and began my career as a social media marketer. I’ve broadcasted my life 24/7 from a webcam on my head and sent 31,500 tweets to Twitter in just 18 months. My passion for Twitter is from the heart. The service has changed the way I live life and has enabled many opportunities for me. 31 thousand tweets has allowed for some amazing exploration on how the human mind thinks and responds to small bits of text. I’ve mastered the tweet and I want to share that with you. Twitter is a service that can work for you in many ways but my contribution to the book should help answer some questions and help you get started.
Hi. My name is Dom Sagolla, age 34. I’ve been writing since before the advent of blogs over at Dom.net. I was working at Odeo with Jack when he invented Twitter and got to help it grow. Being user number 9 on a system of millions of real people has been an incredible experience that I want to share with everyone. I believe that Twitter represents the world’s fastest, easiest way to produce hypertext, on top of an ubiquitous platform who’s power is yet untapped. Also, I’m pretty fanatical about grammar and style so this book should be the perfect outlet for me.
We’re really excited to announce this project today — it’s been a long time coming. Thanks for joining us!