The advent of Twitter and other social networking sites, along with the ubiquity of text messaging, have made short-form communication and constant contact an everyday reality. Expressing yourself clearly in short bursts—particularly within Twitter's 140 character limit—takes special writing skill.
For marketers and business owners, social media and text messaging have become an increasingly important avenue for promoting a business, but you have to be able to get your message out in just a few words. 140 Characters is the first writing guide specifically dedicated to communicating with customers, colleagues, and contacts with the succinctness and clarity that the times demand.
Twitter User #9 Dom Sagolla teaches the lessons of great short-form writing, including the importance of communicating with simplicity, openness, and humor. What Strunk and White's Elements of Style did for traditional media, 140 Characters does for the social media revolution happening today. Inside, you'll learn all the basics of:
Developing your own honest and unique writing style
Evolving rules of grammar for the short form
Principles of brevity, including tech-speak/leetspeak
Avoiding the too-much-information syndrome
Mastering the art of the text message
Winning techniques for writing poetry, news, fiction, and much more
I purchased this book for a journalism class where we will be using twitter to communicate with the professor and fellow students. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Vab
I thought this book was written much like twitter's style. Short and concise with burst of wisdom, information, and knowledge. Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by Steve Burns
There are manuals on what buttons to press and guidelines on how to behave and even how to generate business contacts using Twitter.
This book is different. Read more
This book is not so much about tips and tricks, but getting one to think differently (or, pardon the cliche, outside the box) and to be thoughtful relative to "the short form" of... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Mark Wills
Written by one of the creators of Twitter, this book speaks to the brilliance of Twitter and developing the craftsmanship to maximize both it and one's communication skills. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by J. Greenough
This book nails it:Twitter is not about captialism(who owns the most) but socialism(who gives the most). Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by Michael P. Maslanka
Clearly explains some simple concepts not only for Twitter, but writing in general. Hemingway's writing style. I get it now. Buy this book.Published on November 19, 2009 by David Friedel
Thought provoking, educational, truly a great read! If you are new to Twitter or Social Media in general, this book is a must read. Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by John J. Knight
My full review will be found at [...], but I wanted to write a quick one here as well. I think this book will be a huge hit with Twitter lovers but I found the book to be... Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by Jeremy Schultz