The Twitter History of the World

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Great moments in history are hilariously condensed into 140-character tweets in this amusing overview of historical events

75 key moments from history are picked and reported in tweets—those 140-character maximum bite-sized chunks that are so familiar to Twitter users—and anyone who has read a newspaper in the last six months—today. But this book is more than just a straight re-telling of history. . . Twitter is perhaps the most potent and versatile phenomenon yet thrown up by the web and the authors have created a fresh, hilarious, original and just occasionally (sort of) educational book which takes full advantage of the huge popularity of Twitter.


Jon Holmes is an eight-time Sony Award, double BAFTA and three-time British Comedy Award winner. He is also a comedian, broadcaster, and confirmed Twitter-comedian. He writes a regular column for the Sunday Times. Mitch Benn is a musician, a stand-up comedian, and the author of Terra and Terra's World. Stephen Fry is an actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director who is well known for his collaborations with Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster, his appearances in such films as Alice in Wonderland, Gosford Park, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and his recurring guest role on the television show Bones. He is the author of The Liar, Making History, The Moab is My Washpot, The Ode Less Travelled, and Revenge.