Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for one of your Twitter friends? Well, look no further, the 140bio is the perfect combination of high-tech and old school!
For only $18.99, you can purchase the Twitter fanatic in your life a paperback microbiography, complete with his/her last 3,200 tweets! This bound, soft-cover book includes the person's Twitter handle on the front and there are two design options for the artwork. You can also choose to print all tweets or exclude @replies (click HERE for a sample of the final product).
Thirty-two hundred tweets is quite a bit, and can span a significant amount of time for most of us. By having them all printed and bound, it's a wonderful way to reflect back on the events, emotions, and encounters that have shaped our lives.
So, what do you think? Is the 140bio going to make it onto your shopping list?
As much as I hate to say it Amber, this one is going to be off my shopping list!ReplyDelete
3,200 Tweets is a lot of Tweets, and it may not be the best coffee table item if your family or friend comes across an embarassing tweet you shared in a gathering.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Forrest. Yes, I hadn't thought about that. Nothing like Sally giving the 140bio to John and discovering John had a tweet from three months ago that says, "I hate Sally!".ReplyDelete
Although, since one's Twitter stream IS public, hopefully people do clean up it up from time to time. Although I suspect most don't.
I think this gift would be most interesting to give to someone who was going through a significant life event that they tweeted about a lot. Like if they were launching a business, planning a wedding, having their first child, or some other life-altering occurrence.
If someone gave this gift to me, I think I'd quickly discover that I'm not nearly as interesting as I think I am! :->
I can buy a profile, talk to people exactly as the owner of the profile does and ... make the entire world believe I am a person I'm not.ReplyDelete
That scares me to death, Amber.
Really dangerous that tool called Twitter.
Actually, the gift fits nicely into the evolving nature of interactions in friendship and love, life and work. In it, there would certainly be a whole lot of openness and transparency, wouldn't there? The gift sort of connects the social web interactions with Real Life.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Yes! Lotsa transparency, for better or worse, huh? It does indeed, as you say, connect the web and real life in a new and different way. Guess we'll see if the idea catches on.
Lovely blog! will be stopping by in the future for sure. Have a great evening!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind compliment. I appreciate that A LOT.
There is no buying involved, all accounts are free. However, your point is true in all forms of social media. Yes, someone can impersonate you, but this is not unique to Twitter.
However, if you do have an online presence already established, people will know who the "real" you is if an impostor ever emerges. Therefore it's always smart to claim your name in all social networking sites so you have ownership. Just remember to use it, or less you're cybersquatting.