Book of Tweets Is No Big Feat

Gawker writer calls out colleague for effortless idea
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 26, 2009 9:35 AM CST
"Twitter Wit" will be a collection of funny tweets collected by a former Gawker writer.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – It takes very little work to put together a book nowadays, Gawker's Ryan Tate observes. He slams former colleague Nick Douglas for collecting a five-figure fee to "write" Twitter Wit, a book of his favorite tweets. Douglas retorts: "Reading a thousand jokes is like watching five hours of porn."

"It sounds somehow even lazier than making a book out of your mom's email messages, a scheme hatched up, perhaps not coincidentally, by another Gawker writer," Tate quips.