Tweet Happens: Twitter Style Guide in the Works

E-book on proper micro-blogging form to hit iTunes at the end of the month
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 5:13 PM CST
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(Newser) – A style guide for Twitter will hit iTunes by the end of the month, the New York Times reports. The e-book, 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form, will lay out key style points from the Twitter canon, supported with examples of notable Twitterers. Also covered are things one should not Twitter: posts on bodily functions or written in the bathroom.

140 Characters, named for the maximum size of a tweet, is the work of Dom Sagolla, an engineer involved in the early development of Twitter, and Adam Jackson, a relentless user of the medium who sometimes updates his feed 10 times an hour. “Our goal is to make Twitter applicable to any kind of user,” said Sagolla, in a mere 47 characters.