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The Little Book of Twitter: Get Tweetwise! [Kindle Edition]

Tim Collins
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Tell us what you're doing in 140 characters or less: that's the basic premise of Twitter, and it's taken the world by storm. This book offers information that you need to get up to speed and become a bona fide Tweeter, including: how to get started; the weirdest and wittiest Twitter feeds; and, the netiquette of Twitter.

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This pocket-sized guide to the popular website teaches you what tweeting is and the netiquette you should follow (The Times)

With recommended Tweeters and essential do's and don'ts (Now magazine)

This is your humorous shortcut to the world of Twitter (Lincolnshire Echo)

The ultimate little guide to stop you getting your tweets in a twist (Daily Record)

About the Author

Tim Collins is originally from Manchester, but now lives in London. He is the author of over thirty books including Wimpy Vampire, Cosmic Colin and Dorkius Maximus. His books have been translated into over twenty languages and he has won the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award and Manchester Fiction City.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O' Mara Books (20 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NANB82
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #435,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Tim Collins has published over twenty books that have been translated into over thirty languages.

'Diary of Dorkius Maximus', Buster, 2013
'Diary of a Grumpy Old Git: Getting Through Life One Rant at a Time', Michael O'Mara, 2012
'Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf: Hairy but not Scary', Michael O'Mara, 2011
'Prince of Dorkness,' Michael O'Mara, 2011
'The Diary of a Wimpy Vampire', Michael O'Mara, 2010
'Behind the Lost Symbol, Michael O'Mara, 2009. Berkley 2010
'The Northern Monkey Survival Guide', Michael O'Mara, 2009
'The Little Book of Twitter', Michael O'Mara, 2009, Sperling and Kupfer, 2009
'The Book Club Bible' (contributor), Michael O'Mara, 2007
'The Baldies' Survival Guide', Michael O'Mara, 2007
'The Ginger Survival Guide', Michael O'Mara, 2006
'Are you a Geek?' Ebury, 2005, Bantam Dell, 2006
'The Little Book of Internet Dating', Michael O'Mara, 2005
'School Rules', Michael O'Mara, 2005
'Mingin' or Blingin'', Michael O'Mara, 2005

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide-in a little more than 140 characters 28 Jun. 2009
This little book is not just a beginners guide to twitter. As someone who loves twitter and has used it for 6 months it enlightened me about many aspects of twitter protocol and pointed me to online tools like twitpix and tweet deck etc that make it more fun to use.

There's advice on who to follow, celeb users, twitter jargon, user stereotypes and a short history of its rapid ascendancy as a social networking site- such as when Stephen Fry took it mainstream with his famous `stuck in a lift' tweet.

It's written with a sense of humour, and as a quick reference guide it's a perfect summary of what twitter is all about, and how you can join in without making a faux pas.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
If like me, you can't justify the time it takes to "research" something online because you're easily distracted... this kind of thing is the ideal catch-up-in-bed read. You can be safe from the allure of banner ads and teaser copy!

Laugh at the celebrity Twitter accounts it mentions (and you'll probably end up following a few too).

It's a how-to, how-not-to and a de-mystifier, all in 160 pages. If you can't think what to twitter - it makes suggestions and prompts on how to get past Twitter-block. If you're bit twitter-happy, it highlights some useful tips on discretion too ;o)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It WAS a mystery to me! 18 May 2009
Everyone is talking about Twitter...........and I did not have a clue - this book was just what I needed.
Am up and tweeting now!
Very amusing little book which has a mixture of practical information on the actual process of Tweeting and some funny information in as well - classic books in Twitter form is really funny!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is it up to date? 9 April 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a newcomer to twitter I found this book useful, but as I've begun to find my way around I suspect it may need updating - things move so quickly.

If you have no idea where to start this may help, but it has to be said there are some very good tuition sites on line for free.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ever get that ripped-off feeling?? 5 Jan. 2012
Ok, keen to jump on the twitter band wagon, I purchased this book as it has had favourable reviews. I was horrified to learn that I read it inside of 10 minutes and it tells you NOT ONE THING more about twitter than a google search or twitter's help page would. To say it is 'brief' is a massive understatement. There are no references to hashtags, cropping URLS in your tweets ( though these are done automatically), how to add an image to a tweet...absolutely NOTHING that twitter's own (and FREE) FAQ will tell you. If you want a grounding of twitter, then AVOID this pathetic little book...£3 isn't much but I felt really really shortchanged. There are better free twitter guides online and I am willing to bet my mortgage that any of the other tutorial books out there are a hundred times better than this pathetic ''guide''.

Waste £3 or so at your own risk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, brief and readable 26 Feb. 2011
This truly is a little book but it is a good introduction. Sometimes content is sacrificed for humour but it does make for light hearted reading.

It would be good if they developed the idea and did a little book of twitter for business. I'd definitely buy that.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I Must Be Dense! 21 Sept. 2013
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Tried my best to follow the instructions given here and was immediately met with a message from Twitter saying there was a technical fault and 'please try later.' When I resumed I had endless trouble with giving my providers details and kept having my password rejected. The site would not give me all the information I needed to start the ball rolling and I'm afraid that being older than Stephen Fry and not having his brain power I have had to give up and turn to something more interesting like a good book.

Was this the author of this book's fault? Probably not, but he is very gung ho and makes no mention of any difficulties that arise on the setting up and at the end of this I merely feel a bit thick.

Mac Tanner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 10 May 2013
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This isn't really intended as an in depth analysis of everything Twitter, and it does its' job of getting a newcomer up to speed excellently. The jokes (albeit not necessarily side-splitting) are timeless and help to aptly display concepts or connect with readers.

At this price, it's great as a gift for that person who admits they "don't really get" Twitter (and I've ordered one exactly for this purpose!)
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