What you’re holding in your hands is a set of guidelines. A collection of protocols which describe an approach to another protocol, something we call Twitter.
The amazing thing about this particular protocol is that it’s being defined daily. By you. Twitter was inspired by the concepts of immediacy, transparency, and approachability, and created by the guiding principles of simplicity, constraint, and craftsmanship. We started small. We built something out of love and a desire to see it flourish throughout the world. We defined a mere 1 percent of what Twitter is today. The remaining 99 percent has been, and will continue to be, created by the millions of people who make this medium their own, tweet by tweet.
I leave you now in the capable hands of a documentarian, storyteller, and practitioner of a new protocol of communication. Listen, learn, and most importantly, define it for yourself.
Apple has featured 140 Characters as the number two New and Noteworthy App in iTunes! Additionally, the App is shown as the first icon in the App Store on your desktop.
In addition, you may comment from within the App by tapping at the bottom of each Chapter. Here’s a great quote from one of our readers, @SteveElder:
Thanks, Apple! Stay tuned for an update to the Book text.
The Hypertext Edition of “140 Characters” is a new book format that is constantly updated with fresh content.
Twitter Co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all the basics of great short- form writing, including the importance of communicating with simplicity, honesty, and humor.
This is the first writing guide specifically dedicated to communicating with the succinctness and clarity that the Internet age requires.
“A code of honor for the new way of doing business.”
- The equivalent of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style for today’s social media & marketing messages
- Inspiring quotations from comedy to poetry from some of the best writers
- The authoritative approach to Twitter, written by its creators to include other social networks like pure text messaging
“The book is awesome, but the app is sexy.”
140 Characters is a much-needed guide to the kind of communication that can make or break a reputation online.
“This is game-changing.”
The text is also supports Copy/Paste throughout.
Even if you have the Kindle edition, this condensed and updated text will provide the freshest reading experience. Tune in to the @bookapp Twitter account for the latest developments.
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