I have no idea if this is the first book consisting solely of tweets out there, but it is here, via the magnificent world of Lulu: “My Life in Tweets” by James Bridle.
When Twitter is inevitably replaced by something else, I don’t want to lose all those incidentals, the casual asides, the remarks and responses. That’s all really. This seems like a nice way to do it, and I’ll probably do it again in a couple of years time.
I find this interesting for two reasons. First of all, it is an experiment with a new way of publishing. Secondly, it is a way to ensure the existence of all those tweets written, should Twitter suddenly disappear. Two years of twittering is a lot of content after all.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.