Dan Sinker, The Man Behind @MayorEmanuel, Will Tweet His Next Work for HuffPo

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Dan Sinker, who outed himself to me as the author of @MayorEmanuel earlier this year, is a fascinating guy. The founder of Punk Planet was a journalism professor at Columbia College until he jumped to a role with Mozilla heading up an news tech partnership with Knight. Meanwhile, his Twitter lark turned into a multi-month work of art that landed him on The Colbert Report, among many other things. In our correspondence in recent months, Sinker has conveyed his genuine shock and amusement over the attention his tweets have received. Last week, his Twitter saga came out in book form, and it's doing very well on Amazon. 


As it should. @MayorEmanuel was a brilliant piece of writing that pushed Twitter's boundaries as a vehicle for literature far beyond what I'd thought was possible. Also, I suspect English-as-a-second-language teachers are buying the books in bulk to aid their students in learning how to swear like a native Chicagoan.

Now, I hear from Andrew Losowsky that Sinker's next project will be a Tweeted book short story going out through the Huffington Post Book Twitter account, @HuffPostBooks. The show starts Tuesday and I have full confidence that Sinker's text will soon be my new favorite thing on the Internet.
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