Archive for February, 2010

10 Facts About the Historical Tweets Book

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We just sent the book off to the printers, and we couldn’t be more excited.  It’s destined to be the year’s #1 best-seller in the crowded history/Twitter/humor category, hands down.

SO, now that the book is done, we bring you:

10 Little-Known But Totally Inspiring True Facts About
Historical Tweets:The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World

  1. The book has 144 full-color pages.
  2. For all you spatial thinkers, it measures 8-1/8 inches wide by  5-1/2 inches tall.
  3. The cover art was created by artist Barry Blitt, whose work is often seen on the cover of The New Yorker.
  4. The book features 50 of the best tweets from the Historical Tweets site from 2008 to now.
  5. The book contains over 8o brand new, never-before-seen tweets.
  6. New tweets from the likes of T-Rex, Socrates, Merlin the Magician, The Vikings, Napoleon, and Gorbachev.
  7. The book also features all-new types of Twitter-esque humor like conversation stacks, tag clouds, and hate tweets.
  8. Besides @historicaltweet, you can follow our whole team on Twitter: authors @alecmcnayr and @abeard, our humor and fact checker @dbrisco, our editor @ryandoh, and our agent @kate_mckean (she’s popular).
  9. Of the new tweets in the book, our personal favorites are Agamemnon (Alan) and Isaac Newton (Alec).
  10. The book is on sale for pre-order for as low as $9.45 right now.

We hope you’re as excited for the book as we are. As always, thanks for your support.

Alan & Alec

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Twitter Historian on February 26th 2010 in Updates

A Tweet Wilford Brimley Would Love

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PollyWannaQuaker? (Quaker Oats): New woman in colony known only as @Scarlet_A suggested new methods for sowing oats. Headed to her place for explanation.
By Darnell Brisco

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Twitter Historian on February 24th 2010 in 1800s

Thomas Jefferson Rates His Purchase

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TJeff_USA (Thomas Jefferson): Amazon Marketplace Review of Louisiana Territory: HALF-CONTINENT IN GOOD CONDITION. FRANCE = GREAT SELLER! WOULD BUY AGAIN!! A++++
Submitted by Everett White

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Twitter Historian on February 23rd 2010 in 1800s

When Liz Taylor Tweets “Forever,” She Means It

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LizTaylor (Elizabeth Taylor): RT RT RT RT RT RT RT ’til death do us part

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Twitter Historian on February 22nd 2010 in 1960s, 1990s

Dali Goes Reality

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HelloDali (Salvador Dali): Just finished watching an episode of #thesurreallife. Wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but I got hooked. That Flavor Flav is a character. Nice clock!
Submitted by Sean Tucker

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Twitter Historian on February 19th 2010 in 1900-1950


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