New York Magazine proclaims, "Twitter is the hot web company
right now...the Next Big Thing;" the New York Times calls it "one
of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet;" Time magazine
claims "Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app;" and
Newsweek notes that "Suddenly, it seems as though all the world′s
Since its creation in March 2006, Twitter has unleashed a
torrent of self-expression from its six million members around the
world, who send and read each others′ "tweets," messages up to 140
characters in length. Friends use the site to make plans; relatives
use it to stay connected; politicians use it to lobby for votes;
and humorists use it to perfect their craft. In fact, Twitter users
have reinvented the classic medium of the witticism in a site where
anyone can be a Dorothy Parker or an Oscar Wilde.
Twitter Wit is the first compilation of Twitter aphorisms, with
submissions ranging from quotidian vignettes like "I bet in Sweden
the Ikea instructions are in English" to bumper sticker-type quips
like "I think the bird of love is the dove. My husband thinks it′s
the swallow," and contributors ranging from celebrities like
Shaquille O′Neal, Jimmy Fallon, Penn Jillette, John Cleese, and
Steven Fry to regular people with previously unappreciated sharp
tongues. Featuring a foreword by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, this
authorized anthology of the thousand most most clever and memorable
"tweets" relates the diversity of human experience in hilarious
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