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AUTHOR: Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, proud progenitor of snarky, irresistible blogs on gossip, Hollywood, technology, etc.


RECORD BROKEN: Shortest screed in Atlantic Wire history


NUMBER OF CHARACTERS: Fewer than 140


WHICH COMES TO...: 26 words


VENOM CONTAINED THEREIN: Potent


MOTIVATION OF TWEET: Revenge for NYT article predicting Gawker's demise


SECRET MOTIVATION OF TWEET: Bruiting that his Web site has grown fourfold since January 2008


LOWEST BLOW: Celebrating the firing of someone in the midst of a recession, in a field with scarce opportunities


NUMBER OF RE-TWEETS: 14


WHAT HE SAID: "Since Allen Salkin wrote Gawker's obit in Jan 2008, site's audience has grown fourfold. And he just lost his job at NYT. No tears for him."


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