The Chicago Tribune reported today that 24-year-old freelance writer Nick Douglas, of San Francisco, scored a book deal with HarperCollins to collect other peoples' Twitter messages (tweets) into a book.
And here's my advice for everyone else: If you need one reason to join Twitter then "to read Seidell's tweets" should suffice as that reason. Why? Because he's funny. Take this recent tweet, for instance:
"If I buy a new computer, then I need new software, and a new printer, and a new desk. It ends with me living in Vegas with a new family."
And this related tweet:
"Okay, new question. What needs to happen for homeowner's insurance to buy me a new computer? Will a natural gas explosion do?"
And this one:
"Without the internet, I'd never know about all these newspapers closing."