They’re no Strunk and White, but Dom Sagolla and Adam Jackson are aiming to do for Twitter what “The Elements of Style” did for good writing on paper: outline elementary rules of usage, composition and grammar.
Thus begins an article on our book in the Bits & Blogs section of the New York Times. From her summary, what impresses me most about Ms. Wortham is that she understands how Twitter users are collectively creating a new genre of literature. One of the best parts of this article is in the comments, however:
Does anyone see the irony in a *book* about how to write for Twitter?
Yes, BarbaraKB we do, and what delicious irony it is. Our “book” will be in hypertext first as an iPhone App, and then later published in print. During the entire process we hope to add the latest feedback from the community and stay as fresh and current as we can.
This is going to be a challenge, but we’re committed to staying relevant.