From the Arab Spring to the Royal Wedding, the rescue of the Chilean miners to the fall of the News of the World and the London Riots, compelling tweet-by-tweet accounts freeze-frame the breaking of the biggest news stories of the past twelve months, alongside profiles of top tweeters, striking visual analysis and fascinating statistics.
In the year the 'micro-blogging' website celebrates its fifth anniversary, Twitter continues to grow at an incredible rate. A global phenomenon, there are now an estimated 200 million accounts around the world, with everyone from the British monarchy to Lady Gaga tweeting their perfectly formed 140 character messages. And it shows no sign of slowing down: during two hours on the night of Osama bin Laden's death, average activity peaked at a record-breaking 3,440 tweets per second.
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eBookMall recently interviewed Kate Bussmann. Here is an excerpt:
Do you believe it is important for authors to have a strong online presence?
"Yes - more and more it's expected so it's odd if you're not on there, but it's also great to be able to interact with people who've read your book, and to say thank you when people recommend it to their friends. I'd strongly suggest to other authors that they download Tweetdeck and have a search column set up with the title of their book so you can see what people are saying, even if they don't "@ mention" you when they talk about it. It's very interesting!"
Read the full interview on Kate's author page!