June 24, 2009

David Pogue Likes Brockeim's Nonsense

An exciting adventure is before as David Pogue chose one of my bits of nonsense to include in his new book The World According to Twitter. It comes out August 1, 2009.

He Twittered his followers, of which I am one, several questions. I answered a few. Among them, he asked about a modern ailment. Which bit? Click here. Follow me on Twitter. http://twitter.com/brockeim

Product Description
The Wit and Wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, and occasionally poignant, collection of handpicked tweets-the first-ever book created exclusively using content from Twitter.com! To demonstrate the real-time nature of Twitter during a recent lecture, New York Times "Circuits" columnist David Pogue turned from his PowerPoint presentation to his Twitter page and typed "I need a cure for hiccups....RIGHT NOW! Help?" In less than 15 seconds, feedback poured in: "Have someone slowly & softly count backwards from 10-1 in Russian for you. Works every time!" "Simple. Just hold your breath until Windows 7 is released." So in addition to his daily posts about technology, Pogue began posing questions to his "followers" that ranged from the earnest (What's your greatest regret?) to the curious (What's the best bumper sticker you've seen lately?) to the creative (Make up an ancient Chinese proverb). The responses, edited by Pogue and gathered in this irresistible book, are clever and often laugh-out loud funny. The World According to Twitter is at once a marvelous book and a grand social networking experiment in which tens of thousands of voices have come together to produce a humorous, thought-provoking record of shared human experience.

About the Author
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video, and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts.” He is also an Emmy award–winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos. With more than 3 million books in print, he is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “Dummies” series, and in 1999 he launched his own series of computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes more than 100 titles. He has been profiled on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” Pogue’s website is www.davidpogue.com and his Twitter screen name is Pogue. He lives in Connecticut.

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