This is one book that I'm definitely taking with me on the big move, but I'm also giving away a copy too. (I got one free copy because my tweets are featured on pages 121 and 159). Anyway, this small book about Twitter is packed with simple, practical advice for getting you up to speed quickly. It is one of better designed how-to tech books I've ever seen.
It's a quick read, I read it in an hour. But it is real value is as reference to keep by your desktop. It's the most easily digestible, least complex technical book I've read in a long time.
The text is almost haiku like, illustrated with example tweets. I think of it as a kinda Strunk and White for Twitter with brevity, wit, great examples, and simplicity.Each color coded section covers:
- Getting Started
- Sharing Information and Ideas
- Reveal Yourself
- Twitter for Business
This book is not only of value for those of us in the weeds using Twitter everyday, but also a great book to put on your manager's desk. I've been using Twitter now for three years and been following the conversation about how to use this tool, so I thought I would not learn much new. However, I learned so much because of the zen-like simplicity of the book's design. But, the book also inspired me to improve my Twitter use. How many technical how to books inspire you?
What I like most about the book is the information design and the more is less approach. There's plenty of white space - it is fun to read. I like the smaller size too. It's also filled with visuals which is really good for someone like me who is an off the charts visual learner.
I'm keeping my copy, but I have one to give away on this blog. So, if you want to win a copy, leave me a comment answering this question:
- How is your organization currently using Twitter? What are your objectives? What audience do you want to reach? How are you measuring success?