The History of the World Through Twitter

The History of the World Through Twitter

by Mitch Benn (Author), Mitch Benn (Author), Stephen Fry (Foreword), Jon Holmes (Author)


75 key moments from history are picked and reported in tweets - those 140-character maximum bite-sized chunks that are so familiar to Twitter users - and anyone who has read a newspaper in the last six months - today. But this book is more than just a straight re-telling of history...Twitter is perhaps the most potent and versatile phenomenon yet thrown up by the web and the authors have created a fresh, hilarious, original and just occasionally (sort of) educational book which takes full advantage of the huge popularity of Twitter.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 130
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
Published: 01 Oct 2009

ISBN 10: 1853757500
ISBN 13: 9781853757501

Author Bio
Mitch Benn is a regular contributor to Radio 4's The Now Show and other radio and tv credits include It's Been A Bad Week (BBCR2), Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (BBCR4), The Mitch Benn Music Show (BBCR7), The Last Word (E4), The Comedy Store (C5), The World Stands Up (Com Cent), Gas (C4), Live at Jongleurs (UKG) and he contributes songs to Bremner, Bird & Fortune (C4). He is an occasional presenter for BBC1's One Show. Jon Holmes is the six times Sony award-winning star of Radio 4's The Now Show and co-creator of Dead Ringers. He is an established writer (Rock Star Babylon, The Now Show Book of World Records), comedian, broadcaster and confirmed Twitter-comedian. He writes a regular column for the Sunday Times and performs live around the country. He has contributed to Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (R4), Time Trumpet (BBC2) and has his own R4 comedy series, Listen Against. He has presented and/or performed on Mock The Week (BBC2), 7 Days (BBC3), The State We're In (BBC3), Have I Got News For You (BBC1) as well as The Wright Stuff (C5), Sky News and This Morning (ITV1). He wrote the script for the BAFTA Film Awards with, and for, Stephen Fry.