Twitter Book Review

Twitter Book Review
technology

Tweetboox and similar services allow people to share their thoughts the way they want to - in fact I'm sure Floyd and his collaborators will find ways to adapt their Twitter output to make even more interesting outputs.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 4 december 2009

Last night, Floyd Hayes showed me a book created by the the service Tweetboox. Like some others, my immediate reaction is why bother and also why the waste of paper (a tweet is printed one to a page in Floyd’s book). Surely these random tweets were so personal and timely that a historic catalog of them wouldn’t make sense. But when I looked back through his book it turned into a story about my friend. You were left wondering ‘I wonder what was happening in his life then’ and at others I was left guessing what some abrupt prose really meant. The way these books isolate comments and then freeze them in time in intriguing and captivating.

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