Three years ago, columnist and author Grace Dent joined new social networking site Twitter, mainly as a place to dump her surplus jokes, rant about garbage TV, and post exclusive JPEGs of her hot new toenail varnish. But as every "Re-tweet" and "Follow Friday" saw her audience figures soar by tens of thousands, Dent found herself centre stage in an all-consuming highly addictive social network revolution. One where the gags, gossip, scandal, and backstabbing literally never stop.
Here Dent takes a hilarious, acerbic look at what’s really going on in Twitterworld: Who's actually tweeting, who’s really reading your tweets, and what’s behind the 140 character lies they tell. She looks at the highs and grotty lows of twitter addiction; the shameless social climbers; the friends you'll make and the ones you can't get bloody rid of; the barefaced bragging; the shameful celeb-stalking; and the truth about "twanking", twitter cliques, angry "twitchfork mobs", and dealing with trolls.
This is a funny book. The book is not about how to leave Twitter that much. It's the thoughts of an articulate funny person about Twitter, people on Twitter and what those people get up to on Twitter. In short Twitter is the frame on which Grace Dent hangs her quite strong opinions about quite a number of things. I am now aware of so much more about the itneraction of people on Twitter including myself.
Grace Dent reads the book herself and she gives the book the energy it needs to make her jokes come to life.
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