08 Mar '11, 7am

US publisher to feature Egypt 'tweets' in book: WASHINGTON - A US publisher plans to launch a book next month fe...

US publisher to feature Egypt 'tweets' in book: WASHINGTON - A US publisher plans to launch a book next month fe...

WASHINGTON - A US publisher plans to launch a book next month featuring a collection of Twitter messages sent during the protests in Egypt that led to the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak. "Tweets from Tahrir" named for the Cairo square at the epicenter of the anti-government protests, will be a 160-page book published by OR Books. According to publisher the collection "brings together a selection of key tweets in a compelling, fast-paced narrative" and paints "an exhilarating picture of an uprising in real-time." "To read these tweets is to embark a rollercoaster ride" said OR Books. The draw it said, is that the story of Egypt's uprising will be told directly by the people in Tahrir Square, some of whom were ‘citizen journalists’ said the publishing house. Although not the first book to be based around Twitter and the phenoma of social networking, the book's publisher s...

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