The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @mayoremanuel

Dan Sinker (Author) Biz Stone (Foreword by)

Product Details

Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
September 13, 2011
5.5 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Dan Sinker is an assistant professor at Columbia College in Chicago. A writer, designer, and programmer, Sinker is the founder and developer of the local election tracker, the mobile storytelling project, and the founding editor of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet, which published from 1994 to 2007. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.


"My sentiments exactly." --Rahm Emanuel
"There were many storylines in Rahm Emanuel's romp to the Chicago mayor's office . . . the performance and identify of @MayorEmanuel, a fake Twitter account, captured the imagination nearly as much as the real politics. . . . The genius behind @MayorEmanuel is Dan Sinker, who has a heart made out of Chicago and balls of punk rock."--The Atlantic
"The first truly great piece of literature to be produced using this micromedium that's rapidly transforming communication in the digital age."--Wired
"Sinker's work is a knowing, cynical, sentimental and hilarious love song to Chicago, its history, its politics, its artists and its people."--Chicago Tribune
"The print book could easily have been a gimmick, or just a hard copy for the files. But supplemented by annotations that explain back-stories, the book is more capacious than the feed. The Twitter time-stamps are still there, but readers are not interrupted by other tweets, so the book is more engrossing."--The Economist